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Throwback Thursday: Doug Wilson

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

Doug Wilson played a total of 14 seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks and during that span he led all Blackhawks defenseman in scoring for a span of 10 consecutive years between the 1980-81 season and the 1990-91 season. Within the Blackhawks organization Doug Wilson ranks: 5th overall in points (779), 12th overall in goals (225), and 3rd overall in assists (554). Wilson is also ranked 5th all-time in games played (938) for Chicago.

On September 6, 1991 Doug Wilson was traded to San Jose by Chicago for Kerry Toporowski and San Jose’s 2nd round choice. He went on to play two season for the newly developed team and stood as a great veteran leader. He retired from playing pro hockey during training camp in 1993 while with the Sharks. On May 13, 2003, the San Jose Sharks replaced former general manager Dean Lombardi with Doug Wilson which is the role he still serves in today for the Sharks.

Notable accomplishments:

  • 7x NHL All-Star Game (1982-1986,1990,1992)
  • NHL First Team All-Star 1982
  • NHL Second Team All-Star (1985,1990)
  • Chicago Blackhawks highest scoring defenseman in points (779)
  • Team record for goals (39) and points (85) in single season by defenseman.

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