Blackhawks Top 100- #80 Wayne Presley

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Oct 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the Stanley Cup banners prior to a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders at the United Center. Chicago won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down Memory Lane.

Wayne Presley Blackhawks Statistics

Games-395

Goals-93

Assists-186

Penalty Minutes-495

Short Handed Goals-3

Playoffs

Games-51

Goals-17

Assists-12

Penalty Minutes-90

Short Handed Goals-4 (Franchise Record)

Game Winning Goals-2

Presley like yesterday’s #81 was Steve Ludzik was a member of the offensively loaded Blackhawks teams of the 1980’s. Presley was drafted in the 1983 draft by the Blackhawks and he made his debut with the team in at the end of the 1985 season.  The 1986-1987 season would be by far his best statistical season with the Blackhawks scoring 32 times while adding 29 helpers and he finished 2nd on the team that year in goals trailing only the great Denis Savard who had 40 that year.  Although that team was stacked with scoring it was a rare down year for the Hawks in the 80’s and although they continued their playoff streak they were swept out of the playoffs in the opening round by the Detroit Red Wings.

Presley was a combo scorer with a grinder and here is a video of a good old time hockey hit he had in the 80’s (notice how small the Blackhawks logos are at center ice)  Presley like some other players we know today (Bryan Bickell) performed better when the lights were brightest in the playoffs. Presley scored at a much higher clip in the playoffs then the regular season, and he was good at special teams and holds a record to this day scoring the most short-handed playoff goals in team history with 4.

Presley left Chicago for San Jose with Doug Wilson in the 90’s and would make a couple stops in the Eastern conference before his career ended in Toronto in 1995. Presley breakout season was his best but he was a solid player in the 1980’s for the Blackhawks!

What do you think? Too high, Too low or shouldn’t have made the final countdown?

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