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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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Chicago Blackhawks C

Martin Lapointe

(Photo courtesy of canadiens.nhl.com)

Nos. 34-33: RW Martin LaPointe and D Adrian Aucoin

Seasons captain: 2005-06 through 2006-07

Win percentage: .348 (57-85-22)

Playoff appearances: 0

Longest playoff run: N/A

LaPointe’s regular-season stats as captain: 164 games, 27 goals, 28 assists

Aucoin’s regular-season stats as captain: 92 games, 5 goals, 17 assists

These were the two captains during the end of the dark ages, right before Jonathan Toews and Co. came around. So they’re going to leave a bad taste in Blackhawks fans’ mouths from the start. LaPointe was fine as captain, but he was on the back end of his career and didn’t have much around him to sustain any sort of success. Aucoin was injured throughout his run with the Blackhawks and eventually netted them next to nothing when they dealt him to Calgary in 2007. Thanks, Adrian.

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No. 32: D Jack Stewart

Seasons captain: 1950-51 through 1951-52

Win percentage: .284 (30-91-20)

Playoff appearances: 0

Longest playoff run: N/A

Regular-season statistics as captain: 63 games, 1 goal, 5 assists

This two-time Stanley Cup champion played with one other team in his career: the Detroit Red Wings. Needless to say, he wrote his Hall of Fame resume in the Motor City, and he came to Chicago for the final two seasons of his career. The five-time All-Star didn’t play more than 37 games in either of his two seasons in Chicago and holds the distinction of captain with the worst win percentage in Blackhawks history. Wings fans everywhere are laughing hysterically.

No. 31: D Helge Bostrom

Seasons captain: 1932-33

Win percentage: .409 (16-20-12)

Playoff appearances: 0

Longest playoff run: N/A

Regular-season statistics as captain: 20 games, 1 goal

Bostrom played four seasons in the NHL, all with the Blackhawks, and was a rookie at age 36. Bostrom was the Blackhawks’ captain for his final season — the only of his four seasons in which the team didn’t qualify for the playoffs. I’d blame Bostrom for this, but I don’t want to be haunted for the rest of my life. So we’ll just leave him here on this list.

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