On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Pierre Pilote (Mandatory Credit- Frank Prazak-Hockey Hall of Fame)

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On November 12, 2008 in the United Center the Chicago Blackhawks retired Pierre Pilote’s #3.  Pierre Pilote played for the Blackhawks for 13 seasons from 1955-1968, and was a huge piece of the 1961 Stanley Cup team scoring 3 goals and collecting 12 assists on the way to hoisting the Cup.

Pilote was the captain of the Blackhawks from 1961-1968 during that time he won a Cup and was a three-time Norris Trophy Winner, and he was a five-time NHL All-Star.  Pilote finished his career with the Hawks with 80 goals and 415 assists. When he retired he was the Hawks all-time leader in penalty minutes but is now held by jersey burner Chris Chelios.

Pilote entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.