Chicago Blackhawks Steve Larmer (Photo Courtesy of icehockey.wikia.com)
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
Steve Larmer (1980-1993)
Game Winning Goals-49
Game Winning Goals-6
Let me get this off my chest….again! Steve Larmer’s #28 should be hanging from the rafters at the United Center and he should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. I’m not sure what the hold up is on either the Blackhawks or the Hall of Fame, but when you look at Larmer’s numbers and career with the Blackhawks he’s one of the all-time greats.
Larmer is one of the best late round picks ever by Bob Pulford when he was selected in the 6th round of the 1980 draft and he shortly made it to Chicago and started scoring goals and never stopped filling up the stat sheet in Chicago. Not only did Larmer fill up the stat sheet, he was on the ice game in and game setting the Blackhawks iron man record at 884 consecutive games playing ever Blackhawks game from 1982 to 1993.
Larmer was tough, hard nosed and a leader and he scored 40 or more goals 4 times while picking up one 100 point season in the Blackhawks President’s Trophy season in 1991. Larmer had one of his best playoff seasons the next year when the Blachawks made it to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992. This of course was the closest Larmer came to a Stanley Cup in Chicago but he would get his name on the Cup with his Blackhawks coach Mike Keenan with the New York Rangers.
Larmer was incredibly consistant while collected over 1,000 career points and yet he’s not been honored for his career something that Rocky Wirtz and the Hockey Hall of Fame should change and change very soon!
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