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Blackhawks Top 100- #46 Ed Olczyk

By Keith Schultz

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.

Ed Olczyk 1984-87 1998-2000





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Eddie Olczyk was a local kid that went seemingly right to the Blackhawks roster and even though he played with some of the biggest names of the 80’s I was probably one of the few that rooted more for Eddie than some others because he grew up seemingly down the street in Palos Heights.

Eddie the player never was a great as we all wanted him to be, but he was still a solid pro that played over 1,000 NHL games and came up just short of 800 career points so it wasn’t dissappointing but never the Chicago hometown hero either but no matter what sweater he was wearing he was a favorite.

Olczyk after retiring became a less than successful coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins for a few years before making a great career choice and becoming the Blackhawks color man teaming up with Pat Foley.  Eddie has got to call two Blackhawks Stanley Cups as the lead color guy with the NHL on NBC, but he’s also got to witness first hand the rise of the Blackhawks from the dark ages to Stanley Cup Champions.

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