On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Doug Wlson-Chicago Blackhawks (Pictures from icehockey.wikia.com)

On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History,

On January 26, 1991 In front of a packed house at old Chicago Stadium against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Doug Wilson recorded his first and only career hat trick in a 5-1 victory.  Wilson became just the second defenseman in Blackhawks history to record a hat trick.

Wilson played from 1977 until 1991 in a Blackhawks uniform, while playing for the Hawks he ended up holding most of the scoring records for Chicago Blackhawks defenseman.  He had a huge 1981-1982 season when he scored 39 goals and 46 assists while collecting the Norris trophy.

Wilson finished his career with the Sharks and eventually made it to his current position as Sharks GM.  He was in the middle of the Niklas Hjalmarsson and Antti Niemi bidding war that cost the Hawks Niemi during the off season after the Hawks Stanley Cup championship.

Wilson finished in my top 10 favorite players of all-time and on this date 22 years ago he collected his only hat trick.

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