On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History
Denis Savard #18 ( Picture courtesy of www.savard18.com)
On This Date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On March 22, 1982 playing in Toronto against the Maple Leafts Denis Savard breaks Bobby Hull‘s single season team record of 107 points. Savard would end up with 119 points on 32 goals and 87 assists. Savard still holds the top four season in points in Blackhawks history and five out of the top eight with his best season being 1987-1988 when he collected 44 goals and 87 assists for 131 points.
Savard led the Hawks to fourth place in the Norris Division in 1982, but the Hawks got hot in the playoffs and made it to the Conference Championship series, but went on to lose to the Vancouver Canucks (in what has to be the ugliest uniform ever) 4-1.
Denis Savard had a breakout season in 1982 and he now holds this record which has now stood for 29 years.
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Oct 8, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer Denis Savard is greeted by fans before the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports