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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.
Doug Wilson 1977-1991
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When looking at the Blackhawks all-time records it doesn’t take long to find Doug Wilson’s name especially if you just look up Blackhawks defenseman because Wilson sits on top of most Blackhawks records for a defenseman.
Wilson’s 1981-82 season may never be topped by a defenseman in Blackhawks history. That season Wilson scored 39 times while adding 46 assists for a franchise record in goals and points in a season for a defenseman. Wilson won the Norris Trophy after his great 82 season.
Wilson had a wicked slap shot which was even more of a weapon on the power play. He was paired for years with Bob Murray and they were a very good Oil and vinegar combination and the Blackhawks thrived during the 80’s because of this pairing.
Wilson did suffer a very bad shoulder injury that needed surgery and rehabilitation which cost him basically a season of playing time during his career, but there still is no one close to Wilson offensively in Blackhawks history as defensman.
Wilson was traded to the San Jose Sharks and his career took off after retiring with the Sharks with him getting promoted to his current position as GM of the Sharks in 2003.
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Wilson played with some great players from Stan Mikita, Bobby Orr, Denis Savard, Steve Larmer, and Jeremy Roenick so his great Blackhawks career spanned three different generations of Blackhawks greats and he was one of them.
What do you think? Too low for Wilson and one of the best slap shots of all-time?
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