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Blackhawks Top 100- #48 Steve Sullivan

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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.

Steve Sullivan-1999-2004

Games-370

Goals-118

Assists-185

+54

Penalty Minutes-254

Game Winning Goals-24

Playoffs

Games-5

Goals-1

-1

Penalty Minutes-2

Steve Sullivan was not large in size, but he worked his butt off and it paid off in a very long NHL career having played over 1,000 games with his best season coming in Chicago during the Blackhawks dark ages, but he was part of the one team during that era to see the playoffs albeit 5 short games in 2002.

Sullivan was a surprisingly good sniper with pretty good quickness with the toughness and moxie to play on the penalty kill. In his second season with the Blackhawks he led the NHL with 8 shorthanded goals a number that’s almost unheard of these days.

Sullivan wasn’t a superstar but he could put pucks in the net while being an excellent two-way player which shouts loud and clear that his career +/- is a +54 while playing on some bad Blackhawks teams in the early 2000’s. Here is a very interesting story about Sullivan during his time in Chicag0.

Sullivan did win the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy while in Nashville after getting traded to the Predators in the summer of 2004.  Sullivan still ranks 37th in Blackhawks history in points scored and 9th all-time in short-handed goals.

What is your memory of Sullivan? Too high or Too Low in our Coundown to #1?

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