Chicago Blackhawks: 79 Days Until Banner Raising

By Keith Schultz

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 are at the 79 day mark on our countdown to the Chicago Blackhawks 6th Stanley Cup Banner raising, and the third Stanley Cup Banner raising in the past 6 seasons.  As is the case when we are in the 60 and 70’s of the countdown, there has never been a player to ever wear #79 in Chicago Blackhawks franchise history.

The countdown is towards banner raising and to get to that point you have to score some playoff goals, so today we will look at the Chicago Blackhawks All-time list in playoff goals scored in franchise history.

Blackhawks All-Time Playoff Goals Leader

  1. Bobby Hull-62
  2. Denis Savard-61
  3. Stan Mikita-59
  4. Patrick Kane-48
  5. Steve Larmer-45
  6. Patrick Sharp-42
  7. Jonathan Toews-39
  8. Jeremy Roenick-35
  9. Dennis Hull-33
  10. Jim Pappin-26

Blackhawks All-Time Goals Leader Active

  1. Patrick Kane-48
  2. Patrick Sharp-42
  3. Jonathan Toews-39
  4. Bryan Bickell-20
  5. Brent Seabrook-19
  6. Marian Hossa-18
  7. Dave Bolland-17
  8. Duncan Keith-15
  9. Brandon Saad-15
  10. Dustin Byfuglien-14
  11. Kris Versteeg-12
  12. Andrew Shaw-12

As you can see Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita still head the list, but it’s Toews and Kane who have won three Stanley Cups and there names should be at the top of these lists in a few more years!

More from All Time Blackhawks

In our countdown of the Top 100 players in Chicago Blackhawks history last year we had another goalie in our #79 spot! We had Mike Karakas in the 79 spot because he helped the Blackhawks win the 1938 Stanley Cup Championship!  This is what we had to say about the Chicago Blackhawks goalie a year ago.

"Mike KarakasGames-331Wins-114Losses-165Ties-52Goals Against-2.91Shutouts-28PlayoffsGames-23Wins-11Losses-12Shoutouts-3Mike Karakas doesn’t have a winning record for his career, but he helped the Hawks win the Stanley Cup in 1938.  He broke his toe and missed the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals but returned in the last two games with a steel toed boot to finish off the Toronto Maple Leafs and help win the 2nd Stanley Cup in Blackhawks history.Although Karakas is an original member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he left the team because like a future owner of the Blackhawks (Bill Wirtz) ,the original owner of the Blackhawks refused to give Karakas a $500 dollar a year raise which wasted most of Karakas prime years in the NHL but he still ranks 7th all-time in Blackhawks career victories as a goalie.Karakas was part of the only NHL game that played to a 0-0 tie without any penalties (no the Nashville Predators didn’t play in the 40’s) and he won a Stanley Cup which lands him in our Top 100 list All-time."

We are now at 79 days until banner raising, and we are smack dab in the middle of summer!! Fall is coming and so is a great night on October 7th!

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