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Blackhawks Top 100- #41 Eric Daze

dazeWe’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.

Eric Daze- 1994-2006

Games-601

Goals-226

Assists-172

Points-398

+8

Penalty Minutes-176

Game Winning Goals-34

Playoffs

Games-37

Goals-5

Assists-7

-3

Game Winning Goals-1

Daze was part of the last Blackhawks team to make the Conference Final before the Toews/Kane era as a rookie and then saw the franchise fall deep into one of its worst era’s of all-time. Two words can describe Daze and his career and they are Goal-Scorer and Injured.

Daze could put the puck in the net which he did on a regular basis when he was able to make it on the ice.

If you’re looking for a modern-day comparison to Daze it has to be Bryan Bickell. Both were big guys that didn’t play physical during the regular season but had a scorers touch with Daze of course a better scorer than Bickell.

Daze is a classic What could have been guy but of course it’s not too big of a story because of the era in Blackhawks history he played in, his back problems were so bad that he was forced into retirement.

Daze had 6 hat tricks during his career and could play with the likes of Tony Amonte and Alexei Zhamnov but in the end his back failed him and was forced to retire. His scoring was so good he still is # 26 all-time in points in Blackhawks history.

What is your favorite memory of Eric Daze?

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