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.
Keith Magnuson 1969-1980
Game Winning Goals-1
#3 Retired- November 12, 2008
While looking at the Blackhawks all-time stats you will not find Magnuson anywhere near the top of any list except for penalty minutes, but if there is one player that stats didn’t tell the story it’s Magnuson.
Magnuson along with lifelong friend Cliff Korroll went the different route back in the 60’s and went to college instead of coming up through juniors. Magnuson signed as a free agent with the Blackhawks and a team that was struggling went from first to worst and a legend was born in Chicago.
Manguson was the ultimate teammate that cared far more for his teammates and the Blackhawks organization than possibly any other player to have ever worn the Blackhawks jersey. Magnuson was the ultimate teammate that would fight and entire team for his teammates. Once arriving in Chicago Magnuson was a Blackhawk for life and he was beloved because of this.
Magnuson like the rest of the 70’s Blackhawks came oh so close to a Stanley cup but couldn’t seal the deal and it’s the only blemish on a great career. Magnuson was a terrific defenseman in his own right and if you think it was tough to score a goal against Magnuson just look at his career +170
Magnuson career ended before I remember watching the Blackhawks but his legend never died which is why is number hangs from the rafter of the United Center.
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