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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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No. 24: D Bill Gadsby

Seasons captain: 1952-53 through 1953-54

Win percentage: .361 (42-83-22)

Playoff appearances: 1

Longest playoff run: Semifinal loss

Regular-season statistics as captain: 138 games, 14 goals, 49 assists

Playoff statistics as captain: 7 games, 1 assist

Gadsby broke into the league in 1946 with the Blackhawks and stayed in Chicago through part of the 1954-55 season. The only two times Gadsby was voted an All-Star with the Blackhawks were in his two years as their captain, and he posted some fair offensive numbers as a defenseman in his two seasons as leader. But he couldn’t rally the team around him to much success, which drops him down the list a bit. Fun (unless you’re Gadsby) fact about this man: He finished second in Norris Trophy voting three times in a four-year period. Ouch. At least he made the Hall of Fame after all was said and done.

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