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.
Blackhawkss Career- 1971-1979
Game Winning Goals-14
J.P. Bordeleau would have been a Joel Quenneville special these days because he was the 200 foot player with good two-way skills. His days though were in the 70’s and after being the 13th pick overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1969 draft, Bordeleau would be a staple of the 70’s teams that would go to the playoffs each and every year but always come up just short in claiming the ultimate prize.
The 72-73 team that Bordeleau was a part of came the closest to the Cup but fell to the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals. Bordeleau was never a great scorer but he was pretty consistent scoring 15 goals in a season 4 times and was close to that mark most other seasons.
What Bordeleau was was the definition of a grinder that made his way on to the roster by work ethic on both ends of the ice and he parlayed that grind into the 35th most games played in Blackhawks history. He wasn’t a superstar but his longevity gets him in on our list at #73, and Let’s also be honest he has a great 70’s mustache too.
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J.P. Bourdeleau (Picture Courtesy of cablevision.QA.CA)
Do you have any memories of Bordeleau?
What do you think too high, too low or shouldn’t have made the final cut?
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