74 Days Until The Blackhawks Opening Night

By Keith Schultz

Jun 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) celebrates with defenseman Duncan Keith (2) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during the overtime period in game four of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again.  In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks  October 9th season opener against the Dallas Stars.

Good afternoon Blackhawks fans we are down to 74 days until opening night and we are still in the land of jersey numbers that nobody has ever worn in Blackhawks franchise history.  Since we can’t look back at a half of a season of a washed up veteran’s career that wore #74, let’s take a quick look at games played by a Defenseman in team history.

Games Played Defenseman-Regular Season

  1. Bob Murray-1,008
  2. Doug Wilson-938
  3. Pierre Pilote-821
  4. Keith Brown-812
  5. Doug Jarrett-721
  6. Duncan Keith-686
  7. Brent Seabrook-681
  8. Chris Chelios-664
  9. Moose Vask0-641
  10. Keith Magnuson-589

Defenseman Games Played Postseason

  1. Bob Murray-112
  2. Keith Brown-103
  3. Doug Jarrett-99
  4. Doug Wilson-95
  5. Niklas Hjalmarsson-94
  6. Duncan Keith-93
  7. Brent Seabrook-89
  8. Pierre Pilote-82
  9. Bill White-73
  10. Keith Magnuson-68

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Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Faceoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on October 9th. We’re 74 days from the season opener.  Is it October yet???

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