All Time Blackhawks

Throwback Thursday: Doug Wilson

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman #24 Doug Wilson. (Photo courtesy of

Doug Wilson # 24

Chicago Blackhawks Career – 1977 – 1991

Games – 938

Goals – 225

Assists – 554

PIM – 764

James Norris Memorial Trophy (1982)

Chicago Sports Hall of Fame (1999)

It is that time of the week again where we spotlight a throwback player from the Chicago Blackhawks past. This week’s selection for Throwback Thursday is Blackhawks great Doug Wilson. I hope this may bring back some of those special memories of his playing time with the Chicago Blackhawks and if not maybe it will shed some light on a player you may not have known much about.

Doug Wilson began his junior hockey career playing for the Ottawa 67’s and excelled his way into the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. During the draft Wilson was selected in the 1st round, 6th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. He went straight into a regular role in his first season playing in 77 regular season games. He added a good contribution to the team during the regular season scoring 14 goals and 20 assists which led to a +11 plus/minus.

As a scoring defenseman Doug Wilson had some of his best statistics during the 1981-82 season. He was able to score a career high 39 goals and 46 assists with 14 of the goals coming on the power play attack. In addition to his goal scoring during the 1981-82 season his defensive efforts were noticed and recognized when he was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy. His stellar defense is what made him the great player he was for the Blackhawks.