On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Johnny Gottselig Credit-Picture via Beehivehockey.com)

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On November 13, 1938 during the 2nd Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup season Johnny Gottselig collected his 2nd hat trick of his career against the Montreal Canadians.  Gottselig had a long career with the Blackhawks spanning from 1928-1945.  He ended his career with 176 goals and 195 assists, while these point totals don’t seem big by today’s standards, he did lead the Hawks in goals 5 times and points 11 times while getting to hoist the Stanley Cup twice in 1934 and 1938.

Known as a nifty skater the 1938 season would be his finest ending the season 8th in the league in scoring while helping to upset both the Candians and Toronto Maple Leafs on the Hawks way to winning the Cup.

Gottselig played his entire career with the Hawks and upon retiring went on to coach the Hawks for three seasons after which he was part of the broadcast crew for Hawks games. I’m sure if he was around today he would have one thing to say……


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