All Time Blackhawks

Keith Magnuson Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener

By Keith Schultz

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

The Blackhawks retired #3 in 2008 in honor of two of the greatest Blackhawks defenseman in franchise history Pierre Pilote and Keith Magnuson. Pierre Pilote is one of a handful of Blackhawks with 400 assists, while no stat sheet can state what a great player and teammate Manguson was during his Blackhawks career. Bryan Berard was the last Blackhawks player to wear #3 in 2004, but it will never be worn again in honor of Pilote and Magnuson.

Here are the other #3’s in Blackhawks history besides Pilote and Magnuson.

1. Lee Fogolin 1950-1956 Fogolin played in 302 games during his career with the Hawks scoring 5 goals and 37 assists.

2. Ron Ingram-1957-1958 Ingram appeared in 45 games scoring 1 goal and 6 assists before heading to Detroit.

3. Dave Feamster 1982-1985 Feamster played in 169 games scoring 13 goals and 14 assists.

4. Dave Manson-1987-1991 Manson played in 431 games scoring 45 goals and 110 assists with just a few penalty minutes 1,322. Here is Manson at his best

5. Igor Kravchuk-1991-1993 Kravchuk appeared in 56 games scoring 7 goals and 17 assists.

6. Craig Muni-1993 Muni had a 9 game stop over with the Hawks in a 819 NHL game career.

7. Greg Smythe-1993-1994 Smythe played in 22 games for Chicago picking up 3 assists during his brief stay with the Hawks.

8. Boris Mironov-1998-2003 Mironov also wore #2 during his Hawks career, while playing with the Hawks he scored 21 goals and 69 assists.

9. Brad Brown-2000 Brown played in 118 games wearing #3 scoring 1 goal and 17 assists.

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10. Jaroslav Spacek 2001-2002 Spacek played one season with the Hawks showing up in 45 games scoring 7 goals and 17 assists.

11. Bryan Berard-2004 Berard will be the last player to wear #3 with the Blackhawks, during his short stop with the Hawks he scored 13 goals and 34 assists.

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