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By Keith Schultz

No current Blackhawks is assigned #30, but there have been quite a few Blackhawks to wear #30 in their long history.

Former #30’s

1. Denis DeJordy-1963-1967  DeJordy played 6 seasons with the Hawks also wearing #1  during that time, he  had a record in the net for the Hawks of 90-69-32.

2. Dave Dryden 1967-1969 Dryden played in 69 games for the Hawks going 21-24-8 he would move on to the Buffalo Sabres to end his NHL career.

3. Jack Norris 1969 Norris played 6 games with the Hawks going 3-3.

4. Gerry Desjardins-1970 Dejardins made a 28 game pit stop in Chicago during a 331 NHL game career. While in Chicago he scored 17 goals and 8 assists.

5. Ken Brown-1971 Brown got between the pipes once for the Blackhawks while giving up 1 goal and he didn’t receive a win or loss.

6. Giles Meloche-1971 Meloche 788 games in the NHL going 270-351-131,  the 5th round pick by the Hawks only played 2 games with the Hawks both victories before being traded to the California Golden Seals.

7. Michel Dumas-1975-1977 Dumas saw action in 8 games going 2-1 with a 3.98 Goals Against Average

8. Eddie Johnston -1978 Johnston played the last 4 games of his NHL career with the Hawks going 1-3, while his 592 NHL game career totals were 234-257-80

9. Murray Bannerman 1981-1987 Bannerman played all but 1 of his 289 games with the Blackhawks going 116-125-33. Bannerman is one my favorite players of my youth, from the great mask to all the saves he made that were announced by Pat Foley.  As a kid, hearing his name on the radio meant one less puck was in the back of the net.  Bannerman may not be the greatest Hawks goalie of all-time but the memories of him between the pipes will never leave.

10. Alain Chevrier 1990 Chevrier was also a great name for Pat Foley to announce, but he was only in town for parts of two seasons going 29-25-6.

11. Ed Belfour-1990-1997 Belfour is the 2nd greatest goalie in Blackhawks history, helping the Hawks to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1992. Only Tony Esposito stands ahead of Belfour in most Blackhawks All-time Goalie records.  Belfour was traded to the San Jose Sharks in 1997 right before the worst stretch of  seasons in Blackhawks history.

12. Mark Fitzpatrick-1998 Fitzpatrick wore #30 for one season in Blackhawks history playing in 27 contests going 6-8-6.

13. Michel Larocque-2001 Larocque played in 3 games for the Hawks going 0-2 with a 3.87 Goals Against Average.

14. Michael Leighton-2003 Leighton broke into the NHL with the Hawks appearing in 42 games going 8-21-10

15. Adam Munro-2003-2005 Munro appeared in 17 games going 4-10-3 with a 3.30 Goals Against Average.

16. Marty Turco-2010-2011 Turco came to Chicago to replace Antti Niemi, but it didn’t work out so well and the Corey Crawford era began. Turco’s time with the Hawks  went 11-11-3 with a 3.02 Goals Against Average.

17. Ray Emery-2011-2013 Emery went 17-1 in 2013 and could have been in a huge goalie dispute if he hadn’t been injured before the playoffs began.  He did get to lift the Cup and head to the Philadelphia Flyers for a starting job that he really wanted.

There are a lot of choices, what is your favorite #30?

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