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Best Fighters in Chicago Blackhawks’ History, Part I

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Canadian professional hockey player Dave Manson of the Chicago Blackhawks during a home game, Chicago, 1980s. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)
Canadian professional hockey player Dave Manson of the Chicago Blackhawks during a home game, Chicago, 1980s. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – 1972: Gene Carr #20 of the New York Rangers fights with Keith Magnuson #3 of the Chicago Blackhawks circa 1972 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – 1972: Gene Carr #20 of the New York Rangers fights with Keith Magnuson #3 of the Chicago Blackhawks circa 1972 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images) /

Keith Magnuson

Keith Magnuson is one of the best defensemen in Blackhawks’ history. He is one of the greatest Chicago Blackhawks defenseman to ever put on the Indian Head and has had his number 3  retired. He was a monster on defense.

Magnuson is ranked number one in defensive points sharing in 1969-1970.  Along with defensive point sharing, he is also number one in penalty minutes during the 1969-1970 and the 1970-71 seasons. Magnuson finished in the top ten in plus-minus twice.

These great Chicago Blackhawks players knew how to take problems into their own hands.

They had no problem taking care of people taking liberties with their teammates.  Their main job was to drop the gloves and these five players really excelled at it.

Part two of this series will dive into some Blackhawks’ heavy hitters that terrorized opponents on the ice.

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