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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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Ed litzenberger (picture courtesty of

No. 5: C/RW Ed Litzenberger

Seasons captain: 1958-59 through 1960-61

Win percentage: .502 (95-94-43)

Playoff appearances: 3

Longest playoff run: Stanley Cup win

Regular-season statistics as captain: 184 games, 55 goals, 84 assists

Playoff statistics as captain: 20 games, 4 goals, 9 assists

Litzenberger spent part of a Calder Trophy-winning season in Chicago (the other part in Montreal), and he was the Blackhawks’ captain three years later. Litzenberger’s regular-season stats as captain are comparable to those of the previous entry, John Gottselig. But Litzenberger needed two fewer seasons and 38 fewer games — and he still posted the same number of playoff trips and Cup wins as Gottselig while captain. Litzenberger held the distinction of being the last Blackhawks captain to win a Cup until Jonathan Toews got his first in 2010. Litzenberger was on the back end of his career when Chicago won it all in 1961, but it was a great culmination of solid leadership through his run as captain.