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Throwback Thursday: Steve Larmer

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Blackhawks Steve Larmer

What followed from 1982-1993 was a long consistent career where Steve Larmer played in 884 consecutive games for the Chicago Blackhawks. His 884 games are an NHL record for most games played for 1 team and also the third longest consecutive games streak while playing in the NHL. His scoring and assists were just as consistent as the number of his games played. 9 out of 11 seasons he scored 30 or more goals and also had 40 or more assists in 10 out of 11 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. His best season came during the 1990-91 season when he scored 44 goals and 57 assists, his first and only time breaking 100 points on the season.

In 1993 Steve Larmer asked to be traded from the Blackhawks feeling that the team was headed in a downward spin and wanted to be acquainted with a contending team. On November 2, 1993 Steve Larmer was traded twice in a three team deal. First he was traded to Hartford by Chicago with Bryan Marchment for Eric Weinrich and Patrick Poulin. The second and final trade was to the NY Rangers by Hartford with Nick Kypreos, Barry Richter and Hartford’s 6th round choice (Yuri Litvinov) in 1994 Entry Draft for Darren Turcotte and James Patrick. The trade turned out to be great for Steve Larmer because the Blackhawks did see a decline in the following years and he was able to capture a Stanley Cup with the NY Rangers during the 1993-94 season.

Any Steve Larmer fans out there on Throwback Thursday? Let me know what your thoughts are or any specific memories you may have in the comments below!

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