2 Players You Forgot Were Blackhawks
The Blackhawks have had a number of legends come in and out of their organization. Every young fan falls in love and idolizes a few players on their favorite team, but very few remember every single player that ever spent time with their team. Today, I'm gonna remind you of two players that you probably forgot were Blackhawks at one point in their careers.
Hasek is heavily debated to be the best goaltender to ever play in the NHL. There are fans that will argue this to the grave, and say he is the goalie that forever changed the game, but did you know he started his NHL career in the 1990-91 season with the Blackhawks?
Hasek played 5 games during the 1990-01 season with the Hawks, and had a .914 save percentage with a 2.46GAA. He also played 33 games with the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL that year. During the 1991-92 season, Hasek played 20 games with the Blackhawks, and posted a .893 save percentage with a 2.60GAA. He also spent 20 games in the IHL with the Ice again that season.
1992-93 was Hasek's first year solely in the NHL, but it wasn't with Chicago, he spent it with the Buffalo Sabres. Hasek would go on to play 9 full seasons with the Sabres before joining the Red Wings in 2003-04 following a year off in 2002-03, where he played 14 games with a 2.20GAA and a .907 save percentage. He took another year off before joining the Ottawa Senators in 2005-06 and playing 43 games with a 2.09GAA and a .925 save percentage.
Hasek retired following the 2010-11 season, after playing 46 games in the KHL with Spartak Moskva. He finished his career with 735 games played, a 2.20GAA, and .922 save percentage and a 389-223-95 record.