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Blackhawks Top 100- #72 Richard Redmond

Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Members of the Chicago Blackhawks carry the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner to the ice before the game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-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.

Richard Redmond

Drafted 5th overall 1969 draft by the Blackhawks

Games-341

Goals-71

Assists-156

-5

Penalty Minutes-218

Game Winning Goals-9

Playoffs

Games-38

Goals-7

Assists-15

Points-22

Penalty Minutes-14

Game Winning Goals-2

Redmond was like yesterday’s list maker Jean-Pierre Bordeleau part of the 1969 draft and a member of the 1972-1973 Blackhawks team that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals only to come up short against the Montreal Canadiens.

Redmond was an offensive playmaker defenseman that was average at best on the defensive part of his job.  He was the powerplay quarterback that could put pucks in the net.  The problem of course was the average part of his defense.  He had all the tools necessary to the job well yet never could totally put them together.  As I’m typing this history about Redmond it feels like I could be saying the same thing about Nick Leddy! Redmond had the skill set to be one of the top Blackhawks defenseman of all-time but he ends up towards the bottom of the list because like many players they have great skill but can’t put it together on a nightly basis.

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Redmond only played in 5 full season with the Blackhawks before getting traded away to the St. Louis Blues for Pierre Plante.  He would play though the 1982 season but his first real playoff experience would be the closest he would ever get to the Stanley Cup.

Do you have any memories of Redmond? Too high, Too low or shouldn’t have made the final cut of the Top 100?

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