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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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Jun 13, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter talks during a press conference after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers in second overtime during game five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

No. 7: LW Darryl Sutter

Seasons captain: 1982-83 through 1986-87

Win percentage: .513 (199-188-47)

Playoff appearances: 5

Longest playoff run: Conference final loss

Regular-season statistics as captain: 282 games, 96 goals, 84 assists

Playoff statistics as captain: 38 games, 18 goals, 16 assists

Some Blackhawks fans now think of Sutter as the guy who makes Muppet faces behind the Los Angeles Kings bench. Before he did that, however, he was a very solid player and captain for the Blackhawks. Sutter spent just eight seasons in the league, all with the Blackhawks, but he made quite an impact on the Chicago outfit. Serving as captain for all but his first three seasons, Sutter tallied 180 of his 279 career regular-season points as the Blackhawks’ captain, and each team he led qualified for the postseason. He was third on the team in postseason scoring (19 points) during the 1984-85 run, which ended with a conference final loss to a juggernaut Edmonton club. Sutter wasn’t necessarily flashy or overwhelming, but he was consistently solid and contributing. Those are some keys to being a good captain.

Next: No. 6: John Gottselig