We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again. In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks raise their 6th Stanley Cup Banner on October 7th season opener against the New York Rangers.
We have hit another notch on the countdown to banner raising and opening night at the United Center. The big #87 is here are guess what nobody has ever worn #87 in Chicago Blackhawks jersey in franchise history. The Blackhawks have had another major roster change after winning a Stanley Cup so it will be interesting how it shakes out come training camp, one thing that is for sure it will be a whole lot of interesting this season.
Since there are no players that have ever worn #87, let’s take a look at some single game records that stand in Chicago Blackhawks franchise history.
Most goals in one Game- 12- January 30, 1969 vs Philadelphia Flyers
Biggest Comeback- Down 5-0 October 13, 2009 vs Calgary Flames
Longest Shootout-11 Rounds December 1, 2009 vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Most Goals Player- 5 Grant Mulvey February 3, 1982
Most Assists-6 Pat Stapleton March 30, 1969
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Last season in our countdown we ranked Trent Yawney as the 87th greatest player to every play for the Chicago Blackhawks. Here is what we had to say about him last year.
"Trent Yawney Blackhawks StatisticsDrafted- 1984 3rd Round 45th Overall by the BlackhawksRegular SeasonGames-280Goals-16Assists-55Points-71-15Penalty Minutes-398PlayoffsGames-46Goals-6Assists-15+9Penalty Minutes-55Game Winning Goals-1Blackhawks Coaching RecordGames-103Goals-33Losses-55OTL-15Trent Yawney knows all about the Chicago Blackhawks arch in their team history. Yawney was a defenseman for the Blackhawks during their long consecutive streak of playoff appearances and during the late 80’s his postseason stats are far better than his regular season stats. Yawney played with Jeremy Roenick, Dirk Graham, and Chris Chelios but was shipped out to San Jose before the team made it’s run to the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals.Yawney would finish his playing career with the Hawks when he returned in 1997 when the arch had reached the Blackhawks dark ages and the Hawks making the playoffs to only one time in 13 seasons but when he hung up his skates he wasn’t finished in Chicago.Yawney was named as the Blackhawks head coach in 2005 and didn’t help end anything but continue the losing he did get to see the start of the core arrive whenDuncan Keith and Brent Seabrook arrived but it of course didn’t save the Yawney coaching ship and the Hawks replaced him with Denis Savard.Yawney has continued to coach since leaving the Hawks and is now an assistant with the Anaheim Ducks.What do you remember most of Yawney? Does his short and losing coaching stay leave a bad taste in your mouth?"
So what record do you think can get eclipsed next year? Only 87 days away from Banner Raising!!
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