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Blackhawks Top 100- #81 Steve Ludzik

By Keith Schultz

Oct 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the Stanley Cup banners prior to a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders at the United Center. Chicago won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down Memory Lane.

Steve Ludzik

Drafted 28th overall in the 1980 Draft





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Steve Ludzik played during the  1980’s when the Hawks were stacked with offensive talent.  Ludzik reminds me of fan favorite Dave Bolland in the fact that he was a high scorer in junior hockey but when he made it as a regular in the NHL he transformed into a grinder.  I always liked Ludzik for some reason but I suppose it was my childhood memories of him that made me not remember he wasn’t that great of an all-time scorer in Blackhawks history.

Ludzik and the Blackhawks of the 1980’s had one problem they were very good but not quite good enough to get past the Edmonton Oilers which is the main reason it took all the way until 2010 post the Blackhawks dark ages to finally win the Stanley Cup.

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Ludzik post playing career included a Calder Trophy title as the winning coach, but the biggest story with Ludzik h disease been his fight with Parkinson’s Disease. Now in his 50’s Ludzik believes he first istarted getting the symptoms back in his late 30’s and believes that his multiple concussions could have led to the onset of the disease. Ludzik now uses most of his time working with charities.

What do you think? Too High, Too Low or shouldn’t have made the final cut?

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