The Chicago Blackhawks are 32 games into their 2016-2017 season, and with so many of the Blackhawks core having been around for a while there are quite a few milestones that could be hit in the next few week.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been around for quite sometime, and one thing I enjoy doing is looking at the All-Time lists with the Chicago Blackhawks core always climbing higher and higher on these lists. So here are a few milestones that could and should be hit in the next few weeks.
Patrick Kane is currently sitting at 692 points, and with #88 being a point a game player for his entire career, he should hit this milestone in the next week or two. Kane when he hits this milestone will become only the 6th Chicago Blackhawk player to ever wear the jersey to hit 700 career points with the Hawks. Kane still hasn’t had a hot streak this year so who knows if this will be hit before or after the New Year’s arrives.
Duncan Keith is only 6 assists away from hitting this milestone. He is one assist away from passing Chris Chelios on the Blackhawks all-time list, and when he hits 400 assists he will be only the 8th Blackhawks all-time to hit that mark, and he will be tied with another Blackhawks defensive legend Pierre Pilote. Keith’s #2 may never be hung from the rafters, but he’s bound for the Hall of Fame one day that’s for sure.
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Marian Hossa has 392 points in his nearly 500 career games with the Chicago Blackhawks, and he’s off to one of the best starts in his years with the Hawks. He’s at 1,111 career points and with 8 more he’ll become the 27th Blackhawk to hit 400 career points with the Hawks.
Brent Seabrook is at 298 career assists in his career, and with 2 more assists he will be the 16th player in Blackhawks history to hit 300 career assists. Seabrook is a playoff gamer, but he’s compiled quite a few points during the regular season as well.
Corey Crawford of course has been out for sometime with an injury, but when he gets back he is 6 victories away from 200 career regular season victories. Only three other legends have hit this plateau in between the pipes for the Chicago Blackhawks and that’s Tony Esposito (418) Glenn Hall (275) and Ed Belfour (201). So as you can seen Crawford is also 8 games away from jumping into 3rd all-time in Blackhawks history.
Milestones may be meaningless to some, but to me they are fun to look at and we have some approaching soon!