Chicago Blackhawks Career Goal Scoring Leaders
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the oldest NHL franchises, and have never moved or changed names. They have, however, only won three Stanley Cups, and none since 1961, almost 50 years. Their other titles were in 1934 and 1938. The Blackhawks are competitive again, however, as I write this in 2009, and they have certainly had their share of great players. Here is a short list of the Blackhawks’ all-time leading goal scorers to date:
Bobby Hull (604)—Left wing Bobby Hull played for the Blackhawks most of his career, from 1957 to 1972, and he leads the team all-time with 604 goals scored. Hull scored 77 goals while with the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA later in his career, but with the Blackhawks he scored 50 or more goals five times. Hull’s best season in the NHL was with Chicago in 1968-69 with NHL career highs in goals (58, led NHL), and total points (107) with 49 assists. His son Brett Hull would go on to have an excellent NHL career as well.
Stan Mikita (541)—Center/right wing Stan Mikita played his entire career in Chicago, from 1958 to 1980, and he ranks second in franchise history with 541 goals. Mikita never scored more than 40 goals in a season, but scored 30 or more goals nine times. He scored the 40 goals, a career high, in 1967-68, but Mikita’s best season was 1967-68, when he scored 30 goals with a career high in assists (67) for 97 total points (tied career best).
Steve Larmer (406)—Right wing Steve Larmer played most of his career in Chicago, from 1980 to 1993, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 406 goals. Larmer scored 40 or more goals with the Blackhawks five times, and he had a career high 46 goals in 1984-85. But Larmer’s best season was 1990-91, when he scored 44 goals with 57 assists for a career best 101 total points, as well as a plus-37 rating.
Denis Savard (377)—Center Denis Savard had two stints with the Blackhawks, from 1980 to 1990, and from 1994 to 1997. He ranks fourth in franchise history with 377 goals scored, and had a career high 47 goals in 1985-86. Savard’s best season was probably 1987-88, when he had 44 goals to go along with career highs in assists (87) and total points (131).
Dennis Hull (298)—Left wing Dennis Hull played for the Blackhawks most of his career, from 1964 to 1977, and is the brother of Bobby and uncle of Brett. Hull ranks fifth in team history with 298 goals, and he had a career high 40 goals in 1970-71. Hull’s best season was 1972-72, when he scored 39 goals and had career highs in assists (51) and total points (90).