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Blackhawks Top 100- #18 Al Secord

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.

Al Secord

Games-466

Goals-213

Assists-159

Points-472

+13

Penalty Minutes-1,426

Game Winning Goals-25

Playoffs

Games-68

Goals-20

Assists-27

Points-47

Penalty Minutes-266

Game Winning Goals-4

Al Secord is my favorite player from my childhood and when one talks about old school hockey, looking up Al Secord is exactly what you are talking about.  Secord didn’t wear a helmet which made him recognizable and he could do anything on the ice from scoring goals to defending the Blackhawks stars which made him a fan favorite.

There have been 3 players to score 50 goals in a season throughout Blackhawks history, Bobby Hull, Jeremy Roenick and Secord which is quite amazing with all of the offensive stars to have worn a Blackhawks jersey. When Secord’s name is brought up most people don’t remember how good he was out in front of the net putting in rebounds, but he had a nose for the puck and could score with the best of them.

The thing people do remember is that he was a fighter and how he could seemingly  lose his mind at times and it seemed to cost the Hawks at times.  Secord was the enforcer with a scorers touch while being able to cause total chaos on the ice.

Secord toughness and grittiness was his calling card and he was great at it, but it was also his demise as his body started breaking down and he wasn’t able to make it to the ice as much as he and the fans wanted him on the ice.  Secord along with Ed Olczyk would get traded for Steve Thomas but he would return for one more season at the end of his career.

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Secord was everything a hockey player should be and although his career totals aren’t all-time bests with Chicago they are still up there and he lands at #18 in our all-time list.

What do you think? Too low or Too High for Secord?

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