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Chicago Blackhawks: Tyler Arnason Days Until Banner Raising

By Keith Schultz

Tyler Arnason #39 Chicago Blackhawks (Picture Courtesy of

#39- Jimmy Hayes has worn this number in the past two years, but it looks like he’s switching to #22 for the 2013-2014 season.

Former #39

1. Jim Playfair-1989 Playfair played 19 games with the Chicago Blackhawks scoring 1 goal and 3 assists before his NHL career came to an end.

2. Enrico Ciccone-1996-1997 Ciccone played 78 games with the Blackhawks scoring 2 goals and 3 assists.  Ciccone’s career lasted from 1991-2001 playing 374 games with 10 career goals and 18 assists finishing up his career with the Montreal Canadiens.

3. Craig Mills -1998-1999 Mills played 4 games with the Winnipeg Jets before playing his final 27 games with the Blackhawks. His career totals on the score sheet was 5 assists.

4. Chris McAlpine– 2000-2001 McAlpine played in 90 contests for the Blackhawks picking up 9 assists.  His career lasted one more season with the Los Angeles Kings finishing with career totals of 289 games played 6 goals 24 assists.

5. Tyler Arnason-2002-2006 Arnason was a 7th round pick by the Blackhawks that made the NHL in 2002. He played in the middle of the Blackhawks dark ages playing in 245 games wearing the Indian sweater scoring 57 goals 82 assists.  Arnason was traded in 2006 to the Ottawa Senators for Brandon Bochenski and a 2006 2nd round draft pick.

6. Nikolai Khabibulin 2006-2009 This #39 went 90-80-24 with 2.83 Goals Against Average. Khabibulin is back for a 2nd stint with the Blackhawks this time not in a starring role, but to back up Corey Crawford.  Khabibulin career record is 332-334-96.

7. Cristobal Huet-2010 Huet was supposed to be the goalie to lead the Hawks to the Cup in 2010, but after a solid start to the season his game fell apart while Antti Niemi‘s game began to shine.  He’s still part of the team that won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 49 years.  He played in 89 games for the Hawks going 46-29-8 with a 2.51 Goals Against Average.

8. Jimmy Hayes-2012-2013 Hayes has played in 41 games with the Blackhawks scoring 6 goals and 7 assists. He’s a big body that could be useful in front of the net, and he should get plenty of chances for a full-time gig with the Blackhawks at training camp in 3 weeks.

Who’s your favorite #39 in Chicago Blackhawks history?

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