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Chicago Blackhawks By The Numbers- Marian Hossa

By Keith Schultz
Apr 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) with the puck during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) with the puck during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Chicago Blackhawks By The Numbers Looks At The Numbers A Chicago Blackhawks Player Put Up This Past Season And For His Career. Today We Look Back At Marian Hossa‘s Numbers.

The 2015-2016 season was one of those seasons for Marian Hossa were you can tell that Father Time is starting to win over the veteran.  Hossa has been a remarkably consistent scorer throughout his career while being one of the best two way players in the league so it was hard at times to watch him not be as great as he normally is on the ice last year.  He’s still one regular season goal away from 500 so we should see a strong start to his season next fall.

Goals- 13 

This was the least amount of goals by #81 since the 1990’s!  Way back in 1999 in his first full season with the Ottawa Senators, Hossa scored 15 times, and after that it was 20-40 goals a season until this past one.  Joel Quenneville really hampered the top line by substituting just about everyone on the roster next to him and Jonathan Toews until the trade deadline move gave them Andrew Ladd.

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Even with Ladd they weren’t a scoring machine so who knows what will bring the top line of Toews and Hossa next season.

Assists-20

This too shows how shaky the top line was with Hossa not even picking up easy assists throughout the season.  He’s also sitting at 590 assists so it could be a really big milestone seasons for Hossa if he gets off to a good start to the 2016-2017 season.

Points- 33

If you throw out the strike/lockout shortened seasons this season would look exactly like that except for the amount of games Hossa played.  Again the question is, has Father time caught up to the star winger or was the juggling of a winger along side himself and Toews all year long the culprit in the sharp decline of Hossa’s stats.

Corsi-52.8

This is the telling stat above all else for me when looking at Hossa.  For most of the last decade Hossa hovered between 58 and 60 in the Corsi numbers, but his numbers dropping all the way to 52 shows that something has went awry in #81’s game.

Playoffs- 3 goals 2 assists

If there was anything positive to take away from the season was the fact that Hossa played a really strong playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.  He dominated the puck like we are used to seeing him dominate it, and with the Hawks failing in their ultimate task and Hossa having an extended summer I expect a bounce back season and one more big run by Big Hoss!

What do you think? Will Hossa have a bounce back season next year?

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