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Blackhawks Top 100- #30 Kenny Wharram

By Keith Schultz
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We’re counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re doing 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 as we head towards opening night on October 9th in Dallas. 

Kenny Wharram 1951-1969

Games-766

Goals-252

Assists-281

Points-533

Penalty Minutes-222

Playoffs

Games-80

Goals-16

Assists-27

Points-43

Stanley Cups-1 (1961)

Lady Byng-1 (1964)

Kenny Wharram was fast and small yet size didn’t matter for Wharram and he had a terrific NHL career. Wharram arrived in Chicago in early 50’s but it wasn’t until the late 50’s when he was put on a line with a very young Stan Mikita that his career took off.

Wharram, Mikita, and Ab McDonald would form the very scary Scooter Line for much of the 60’s and it was Mikita that helped Wharram’s game the most slowing down the speedster and helping him become a more complete player on a line feared by the NHL.

Wharram from the time the Scooter line was formed  in the 60’s would never score less than 20 goals in a season.  Wharram had a very good playoff year in 1961 scoring 3 times with 5 assists on the road to the Blackhawks only Stanley Cup of the era.

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Wharram though aging was playing his best hockey of his career in 1969 when he was diagnosed with a rare virus that forced his retirement. Wharram ranks in Top 15 in most Blackhawks offensive categories and ranks 30th in our countdown.

What do you think? Too high or Too low for Wharram?

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