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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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From left to right, Chicago Blackhawks Stan Mikita, Ken Wharram, and

Doug Mohns

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Nos. 14-13: C Pit Martin and C/RW Stan Mikita

Seasons captain: 1975-76 through 1976-77

Win percentage: .412 (58-79-29)

Playoff appearances: 2

Longest playoff run: Quarterfinal loss

Martin’s regular-season statistics as captain: 155 games, 49 goals, 75 assists

Martin’s playoff statistics as captain: 6 games, 1 goal

Mikita’s regular-season statistics as captain: 105 games, 35 goals, 71 assists

Mikita’s playoff statistics as captain: 6 games, 1 assist

After going several seasons without even one captain in the early ’70s, the Blackhawks utilized two for a couple seasons. And while their win percentage won’t knock your socks off, the two helped the Blackhawks to a pair of playoff berths. Unfortunately, their scoring prowess dried up in those postseason runs, denting their captaincy rankings. Still, those regular-season stats can’t be ignored, as it’s clear the two were leaving it all on the ice night in and night out. Martin played in parts of 11 seasons with the Blackhawks, while Hall of Famer Mikita is now a Blackhawks Ambassador after spending his entire 22-season career in Chicago. Unfortunate the two, especially Mikita, didn’t see postseason success as captains.