On this date in 1992, Jeremy Roenick became the first American-born Blackhawk, and the third in team history, to score 50 goals in one season. He reached the milestone in his hometown of Boston, as Chicago edged the Bruins 2-1.
Tony Amonte scored the first hat trick in the United Center on Feb. 22, 1996 against St. Louis. Amonte went on to record 63 points (31G, 32A) during the 1995-96 campaign.
On this date in 1944, a "perfect game" is played at Chicago Stadium. The game ends in a scoreless tie, and there are no penalties called.
On this date in 1927, George Hay registered the first hat trick in Blackhawks history in a 4-1 victory over the Red Wings in Detroit.
On this date in 2011, Patrick Sharp registered his fifth multi-goal game of the season, scoring two goals and adding a helper in Columbus, and reached the 30-goal plateau for the second time in his career as a Blackhawk.
On this date in 1942, Hall of Famer Bill Mosienko set a franchise record collecting four points as a rookie. The Blackhawks went on to defeat Detroit 4-2 at the Chicago Stadium.
In 1977, Dick Redmond became the 1st Blackhawks defenseman to score a hat trick, leading Chicago to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Patrick Sharp scored his 1st goal in a Blackhawks sweater on Feb. 12, 2006, against the Ducks in Anaheim.
Blackhawks owners Arthur Wirtz and Jim Norris honored Glenn Hall's feat of starting 503 games in goal, all without a mask, surprising him before a game at the Stadium against the Montreal Canadiens on January 17, 1962, by driving a new 1962 Chevrolet on the ice.
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While 26-year-old netminder Carter Hutton has been turning heads in Rockford and working his way up the Blackhawks' organizational depth chart, he could soon become a part of another fraternity: no fewer than 93 NHL players have come from the area that now comprises Thunder Bay, Ont., -- four towns joined to form the city back in 1970 -- including current Blackhawks Assistant General Manager Norm Maciver. Of those 93, 19 have played for Chicago.Click here to read the full post >>
Hall of Fame goalie Glenn Hall made his first start in a Chicago uniform on Oct. 8, 1957, with a 1-0 shutout of Toronto at the old Chicago Stadium. "Mr. Goalie" went on to register 49 more whitewashes as a Blackhawk—second in franchise history only to Tony Esposito's 74.
The National Hockey League granted a Chicago franchise to Major Frederick McLaughlin on Sept. 25, 1926, one of three American teams added to the league that year (along with the Detroit Cougars—later Red Wings—and the New York Rangers). McLaughlin, who had been a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I, named the team in honor of his military unit, which took its "Black Hawks" moniker from Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk nation.