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Chicago Blackhawks: Alex DeBrincat is on a Legendary Pace

By Tony Gianares
(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Canadian professional ice hockey player Denis Savard #18 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the New York Islanders’ defender Joe Reekie #29, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, November 1989. (Photo by Brian Miller/Getty Images)
Canadian professional ice hockey player Denis Savard #18 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the New York Islanders’ defender Joe Reekie #29, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, November 1989. (Photo by Brian Miller/Getty Images) /

Denis Savard

Denis Savard was a scoring machine and an amazing playmaker from day one for the Chicago Blackhawks.

In his 13 seasons with the Blackhawks, he racked up a ridiculous 1096 points (377G, 719A) with a 104 ± rating in 881 games. That comes out to a 1.24 point-per-game clip.

The Blackhawks knew they had a stud in Savard from the get-go, as he posted 194 points (60G, 134A) with a 27 ± rating in 156 games during his first two seasons.

While nobody will probably ever catch Savard’s start, DeBrincat is currently 66 points behind Savard and headed in the right direction.

Denis Savard was a huge part of the Blackhawks’ franchise during the 1980s and made hockey in Chicago exciting again.

The video below does a great job capturing what Savard meant to the Blackhawks and just how good he was at hockey.

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