Editorials

Chicago Blackhawks’ Best At Each Sweater, Nos. 11-20

By Colin Likas
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Oct 7, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Members of the Chicago Blackhawks and team executives watch as the 2015 Stanley Cup championship banner is raised to the rafters during a ceremony before the game against the New York Rangers at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 17: RW/C Kenny Wharram (1958-69)

I feel like I need to scream this guy’s last name whenever I say it. It too closely resembles the word “Wham.” Anyway, Wharram spent his entire 14-year NHL career in Chicago, donning the 17 for most of it.

He was part of the 1961 championship team and posted 45 points that season, adding another eight in 12 playoff games. The two-time All-Star’s best season came not long after that, in 1963-64. Wharram posted 71 points in 70 games, including a league-best 14 powerplay strikes, and added just 18 penalty minutes. That earned him the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

Wharram’s stats actually got better as his career neared its conclusion. In his final three seasons (ages 33-35), Wharram posted 65, 69 and 69 points in the regular season.

Next: No. 18

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