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Greg’s Report Cards: Dave Bolland

By Greg Boysen

GP   G   A   P   +/-   PIM   PPG  SHG   GWG   SOG   S%

76  19  18  37    0       47       7         3            2         126    15.1    Regular Season

6      0     3     3    0         2        0         0            0          23      0.0    Playoffs

Contract Status: signed through 2013-2014 ($3.375 million cap hit per year)

Dave Bolland was able to tie is career high in goals with 19, but he had a drop off on his assist total.  Bolland was able to play in 76 games which was very good considering he missed a total of 64 games the previous two seasons. Finishing the season even on the +/- was pretty good considering Q loves to use Bolland against the opponents top scoring line.  Bolland’s 7 power play goals tied him for second on the team with Patrick Sharp.  Only Marian Hossa scored more PPGs with 9.  His 3 shorthanded goals lead the team and his 10 total special team goals was second behind Hossa’s 11.  Bolland did improve in the faceoff circle by winning 48.4 % of his draws.  Dave was one of the best Blackhawks in the post season even though he did not score a goal.  The biggest problem with Bolland is that Hawks have been waiting for him to become the #2 center they have been craving.  Everyone is still waiting for that day to come, even though Dave is being paid like a #2.  With that being said, do not be surprised if you see Bolland’s name swirling around the trade rumor mill this summer.

2011-2012 Final Grade:  B