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.
Doug Bentley 1939-1952
Doug Bentley wasn’t considered the best of the Bentley brothers that played on one line for 11 games in the 40’s with the Blackhawks, but Doug’s career was totally spent with the Blackhawks unlike brother Max who was sent packing in a huge trade at the height of his talents.
Doug was a small player just like most players of that era but he was extremely fast and talented and could put pucks in the net. Doug was part of the Pony Line with brother Max before he got traded and Bill Mosienko which became one of the most feared and exciting lines in the NHL.
An interesting story about Doug is that he was detained in Canada in the fall of 1944 during a Blackhawks preseason game and wasn’t allowed to enter the U.S. and was forced to sit out the entire 1944-1945 season.
After Max was traded, Doug moved from wing to center to help the Hawks and keep on scoring. Doug is still 12th all-time in Blackhawks scoring after not playing a game in over 60 seasons and was voted as Blackhawks player of the half-century in 1950.
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Doug never won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks but he was a great player that averaged over a point a game in the 40’s!
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