In the 1970’s especially there were two kinds of scorers, the pretty kind of scorer that could glide up and down the ice, and there were garbage scorers like Phil Esposito. Today’s, Greatest 100 goes in the 2nd category.
Grant Mulvey was selected with the 16th pick overall in the 1974 amatuer draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Mulvey would make it to Chicago as an abrasive winger in the 1975 season.
Mulvey was a garbage scorer who had the ability to get to the net and whack in rebounds with the best of the them which is why if you look at his career scoring totals they were a roller coaster year in and year out.
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The best night the RPM or any line in Chicago Blackhawks history ever had occurred on February 2, 1982. That night the Hawks won, but Mulvey scored 5 times and picked up 2 assists for the most goals scored and points picked up in a single game. It was such a great night that it’s still the franchise record to this date.
Mulvey wasn’t the best fighter in the NHL, but he had some memorable fights including this fight with NY Islanders goalie
at the Old Chicago Stadium after a Chicago Blackhawks powerplay.
Mulvey because of his style of play also ran into injury problems along the way including a broken foot and shattered arm. He was a mainstay in the organization for nearly a decade, and he had the most magical night any Blackhawks player has ever had.
Only 47 more days left until the season kicks off at the United Center between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and I can’t wait for the action to start!