Throwback Thursday: Al Secord

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Black Hawks Al Secord (Photo courtesy of

Al Secord # 20

Chicago Blackhawks Career – 1980 – 1987, 1989-1990

Games – 466

Goals – 213

Assists – 159

PIM – 1426

Second Blackhawk to reach 50-goal plateau

Chicago Blackhawks enforcer

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 Al Secord. 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.

Al Secord was drafted in the 1st round, 16th overall by the Boston Bruins during the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft.  He made the team several games into the 1978-79 season and was already playing at the young age of 20. He was able to put up 16 goals and 7 assists in 71 games in that first season and then 23 goals and 16 assists in his second. During his 3rd season something strange happened though, in his first 18 appearances he failed to score any goals and only had 3 assists. As a result, Al Secord was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks on December 18, 1980 in exchange for defenceman Mike O’Connell.