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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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No. 11: LW Doug Bentley

Seasons captain: 1942-43 through 1943-44 and 1949-50

Win percentage: .447 (65-84-30)

Playoff appearances: 1

Longest playoff run: Cup Final loss

Regular-season statistics as captain: 164 games, 91 goals, 112 assists

Playoff statistics as captain: 9 games, 8 goals, 4 assists

Future Hall of Famer Bentley played all but one of his 13 seasons in Chicago, and once again, the man’s statistics as captain gave him quite a push up this list. The team’s big run under Bentley came in 1944, when it qualified for the Cup Final behind 8 goals and 4 assists from Bentley. (Also a big contributor: previous list entry Clint Smith, who wasn’t captain but had 4 goals and 8 assists.) Bentley responded to being named captain again for the 1949-50 season by playing in 64 games, the most in a single season in his career, and posting his final 20-goal, 30-assist campaign. Seems like a guy you’d want to go to war with.

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