Blackhawks: Marian Hossa, Doug Wilson headed to Hall of Fame

Marian Hossa #81, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Marian Hossa #81, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Both Marian Hossa and Doug Wilson will be representing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Hockey Hall of Fame this year.

Today, it was announced that Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa will be heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame, alongside former Blackhawks’ defensemen Doug Wilson. Hossa doesn’t come as a surprise, as many expected to see him there. Wilson does.

Hossa played with the Blackhawks from 2010-17, winning three Stanley Cups in the process. He scored 525 goals with 609 assists in his NHL career for a total of 1,134 points.

This is something that is well deserved for Hossa, as he had a fantastic 19-year career, spanning through five different teams. The 12th overall selection in the 1997 draft is heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame, class of 2020.

With Hossa being inducted this year, defensemen Doug Wilson will finally be inducted to the Hall of Fame after retiring in 1993. Wilson was a three-time all-star, one-time Norris Trophy winner, and spent 14-year of his career in Chicago.

Wilson would retire with the San Jose Sharks at age 35. In his career, he scored 237 goals with 590 assists for 827 points over 1,024 games. It’s a shame that it took the NHL this long to recognize the greatness of Doug Wilson.

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Well deserved for those two men. The others inducted are Kim St-Pierre, Kevin Lowe, Jarome Iginla, and Ken Holland.