Doug Wilson – Defense
Doug Wilson is not only an elite defenseman who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, but he’s also one of four general managers to play in 1,000 games and be the general manager for 1,000 more.
Wilson joined the Blackhawks in 1977 as the sixth overall pick in the draft. Wilson stayed there until 1991 when he left and joined the San Jose Sharks. Since his departure, he has stayed in the Sharks organization, serving as their general manager.
Wilson wore number 24 with the Blackhawks, on his way to being a three-time All-Star and winning the 1982 Norris Trophy.
He played in 938 games with the Blackhawks, scoring 225 goals, racking up 554 assists, for 779 points. After an 86 games stint with the Sharks, he retired playing in 1,024 NHL games, scoring 237 goals, racking up 590 assists for a total of 827 points.
Wilson is the gold standard when it comes to defensemen in Chicago. The Blackhawks have a history of solid defensemen, which is hard to believe looking at today’s roster, but it’s true.
Surprisingly, Wilson is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. I am assuming he will make it someday. Hopefully soon.