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Chicago Blackhawks: Top 5 Goons in Franchise History

Chicago Blackhawks, Al Secord (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)
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#3: Dave Manson

Dave Manson was a first-round selection (11th Overall) by the Blackhawks in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Manson turned out not to be your typical first-round selection, as he was more of a grinder/power forward mold during his tenure in the NHL.

Manson played on the Hawks for five seasons before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers in October of 1991. In the fall of 1998, the Blackhawks reacquired Manson in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens. He went on to play another year and a half in a Blackhawks uniform before being traded yet again in the 1999-2000 season.

During his seven years with the Blackhawks, David tallied a whopping 1,322 penalty minutes in only 431 games played. This averages out to be just over 3 penalty minutes a game. The total is good enough for 4th all-time in Blackhawks franchise history.

Manson enjoyed a very long and successful NHL career, as he lasted 16 years in the league. Besides playing for Chicago, Edmonton, and Montreal, he also suited up for the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Dallas Stars before retiring after the 2001-02 season.

He finished his career with a total of 2,792 minutes spent in the sin bin, which is 13th all-time in the history of the NHL.