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On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History- Hossa Debut

By Keith Schultz

October 15, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa (81) celebrates his 1st period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On November 25, 2009 the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the San Jose Sharks 7-2 at the Shark tank.  This also marked the debut of Marian Hossa who had not played with the Blackhawks after signing a 12 year deal with them in the offseason due to offseason shoulder surgery.

Two things I remember about the game, Hossa scoring twice was incredibly exciting and made the wait seem that much better for him to get on the ice, and the Blackhawks scored 3 short-handed goals in the game which is still the record for the Sharks to give up in one contest.

Hossa has had a very successful stay in Chicago since coming here after back to back Stanley Cup Finals losses with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.  Hossa has played in 263 games with the Blackhawks scoring 105 goals and 128 assists and the most impressive stat of all a +86.  His two-way play is surely missed when he has missed games throughout his tenure in Chicago.  Oh by the way he’s lifted the Stanley Cup twice while wearing the Chicago Blackhawks jersey!

What is your favorite Hossa memory in the last 5 seasons?

Hossa made his debut with the Blackhawks on this date 4 years ago and the rest is history! (Well hopefully there is more history to write!!!!)