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On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Oct 22, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks legend

Bobby Hull

is honored with a bronze statues outside of the United Center before the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On February 21, 1970 in Chicago Stadium the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the New York Rangers 4-2. In the contest Bobby Hull scored his 500th goal when he beat Rangers goalie Ed Glacomin. Hull ended up scoring a franchise high 604 goals in his great Blackhawks career.

The 1969-70 Blackhawks finished in 1st place with 45-22-9 record. They swept the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs before getting swept out of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.

A great milestone for a great Blackhawk happened 43 years ago today!

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