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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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No. 17: LW Ty Arbour

Seasons captain: 1930-31

Win percentage: .585 (29-20-4)

Playoff appearances: 1

Longest playoff run: Cup Final loss

Regular-season statistics as captain: 41 games, 3 goals, 3 assists

Playoff statistics as captain: 9 games, 1 goal

With those stats, Arbour makes me think of a Dustin Brown-type of captain. Probably not a fair assessment considering I’ve never seen Arbour play, but just a thought. Still, Arbour was the first Blackhawks captain to lead the team to the Stanley Cup Final. Even though they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in five games, Arbour’s captaincy set a winning tone for the organization. Interestingly, the Blackhawks were the only team Arbour ever played for in the NHL, though he spent plenty of time in minor-league hockey before and after his Chicago run. The team still saw fit to give him the C, which speaks confidently of his on-ice character.