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Blackhawks Top 100- #34 Jim Pappin

By Keith Schultz
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We’re in 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. 

Jim Pappin (1968-1975)

Games-418

Goals-218

Assists-226

Points-444

+85

Penalty Minutes-447

Game Winning Goals-35

Playoffs

Games-69

Goals-26

Assists-26

Penalty Minutes-89

Game Winning Goals-5

Jim Pappin had already scored a Stanley Cup clinching goal in 1967 before he basically ran himself out of town because he couldn’t get along with his coach which in the end was a blessing in disguise for the Blackhawks when the Maple Leafs unloaded their disgruntled forward.

Pappin was never a fan favorite or a favorite of the press because he well had a sharp tongue and wasn’t afraid to unleash it.  Pappin did settle in with the Blackhawks and became a very consistent scorer in the early 70’s.

Pappin would play along side

Dennis Hull

and

Pit Martin

to form the M.P.H. line ( I really miss nicknames for lines but the way

Joel Quenneville

juggles lines any line wouldn’t stay together long enough to get a nickname these days) Pappin would never score less than 20 goals in Chicago with him topping out with 41, but just like every other  Blackhawks player in that era the 1971 Finals will always be the dark cloud that hangs over them.

Pappin would play with the Hawks until 1975 before getting traded to Cleveland and basically after 40 more games he would hang up the skates forever.  After retiring he returned to the Blackahawks as director of U.S. Scouting.

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