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Blackhawks Top 100- #55 John Marks

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John Marks (Picture courtesy of Jockbio.com)

John Marks (Picture courtesy of Jockbio.com)

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.

John Marks- 1972-1982

Games-657

Goals-112

Assists-163

Points-275

+39

Penalty Minutes-339

Game Winning Goals-12

Playoffs

Games-57

Goals-5

Assists-9

Penalty Minutes-60

Game winning Goals-3

John Marks is a #ProjectBrookbank that actually made the transition from defenseman to winger in the NHL in the 1970’s.  Marks cracked the lineup with a lot of other young Blackhawks in the 1973 season and helped the Hawks make it to the 73 Finals.  Unfortunalty the Hawks and Marks would never get any closer to a Stanley Cup Championship.

Marks was a solid two-way defenseman which made his move to wing an easy one and he worked hard at his trade and he not only made the move to wing, but he got to play on a line with Stan Mikita which helped Marks eclipse the 20 goal mark in a season twice in his career.

Marks was a cereer Blackhawk never wearing another jersey in his career and he was one of the fiercest forecheckers in the NHL and would work his way on to the Blackhawks powerplay units so although we joke around about projects but there are always players that can become projects and have an outstanding career.

Marks career with the Hawks lands him at #55 on our all-time Blackhawks list.  What do you think too high or too low for Marks?

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