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Toews Days to the Blackhawks Season Opener!

By Ericka McFee
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Mar 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the third period at the United Center. Chicago defeats Columbus 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Toews Days to the Blackhawks Season Opener!

We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again. The calendar has turned to September as we look at jersey numbers from past and present while counting down the days until October 9th and opening night against the Dallas Stars.

After such a long and arduous summer, it is hard to believe we are getting so close to the beginning of a new season. But here we are, folks – October is a mere 10 days away, and the Blackhawks season opener is only 19 more days away! Let’s take a quick look back at some Blackhawks of the past who wore the number now donned by our Captain.

1950s

Bert Olmstead, Steve Hrymnak, Pete Conacher, Rags Raglan, Jack Price, Lou Jankowski, Hec Lalande, Jerry Toppazzini, Frank Martin, Eddie Mazur, Doug Barkley, Dollard St. Laurent

1960s

Dollard St. Laurent, Al MacNeil, Wally Boyer, Doug Shelton, Bobby Schmauz

1970s

Howie Menard, Gene Ubriaco, Dan Maloney, Len Frig, Dale Tallon, Harold Phillipoff

1980s

Ron Sedlbauer, Floren Robidoux, Troy Murray

1990s

Troy Murray, Dean McAmmond, Karl Dykhuis, Randy Cunneyworth, Brent Grieve, Danton Cole, Ethan Moreau, Ryan VandenBussche

2000s

Dean McAmmond, Kyle Calder, Dennis Arkhipov, and last but certainly not least…

Jonathan Toews

Let’s take a quick look at his stats from last season:

Regular Season

Games Played: 76

Goals: 28

Assists: 40

+/-: 26

Playoffs

Games Played: 19

Goals: 9

Assists: 8

+/-: 3

Although fans and players alike were disappointed about the Hawks coming up short in the playoffs last season, none appeared to take it to heart more than Toews. He will certainly be out for revenge this year, and as long as he can stay healthy – or, as long as he can stay clear of certain goons on other teams who shall not be named – he will be on quite a tear. With the lineup largely intact (unless there is a big shakeup to get the team under the salary cap), there’s a lot to be optimistic about, and Chicago fans should buckle up for a great ride this season to watch the Captain and his crew work their magic.

Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Faceoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on October 9th. We’re 19 days from the season opener.  Is it October yet???

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