On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Al Secord-Chicago Blackhawks #20 (picture courtesy of bleacherreport.com)

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On March 20, 1983 at Chicago Stadium, Al Secord became only the 2nd Chicago Blackhawks player to score 50 goals in a season joining Bobby Hull when he beat Mike Palmateer of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the milestone goal.

Secord went on to score 54 goals that season to lead the Hawks to first place in the Norris Division and all the way to the Conference Championship were they met their demise to the Wayne Gretzky led Edmonton Oilers.

Secord scored 213 goals in a Blackhawks jersey which ranks him 15th all-time but is 3rd all-time in penalty minutes with over 1,400 in his tenure in Chicago. Secord could do it all from score to check to fight and all without a helmet!

Secord scored his 50th goal 30 years ago today!

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