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Unsung Hawks: Reg Kerr

Wednesday, 10.21.2009 / 11:38 AM / Features
By Harvey Wittenberg  - Web Contributor
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Unsung Hawks: Reg Kerr
Reg Kerr
Many Blackhawks players have earned high praise and headlines over the years, but it is a big accomplishment when you can stand out among the likes of players such as Denis Savard, Doug Wilson and Tony Esposito.

Reg Kerr played for five seasons with the Hawks between 1977 and 1982, appearing in 253 games and registering 66 goals and 92 assists.

In 1980-81, while rookie Savard, veteran Tom Lysiak, second-year defenseman Wilson and hard-working rookie Darryl Sutter were getting most of the attention, Kerr had a banner year. Playing on the third line with captain Terry Ruskowski and Grant Mulvey, Kerr took his offensive game to the next level.

The Oxbow, Saskatchewan native picked up his first NHL hat trick on October 29, 1980 in an 8-4 win at the Stadium against Winnipeg, and notched his second against the Rangers on December 7 that same year.

Kerr finished the year with career highs in both goals (30) and assists (30), and his goal total was good for second on the team. He played in parts of two more professional seasons with the Blackhawks and Edmonton, but retired from hockey in 1984.

Kerr still resides in the Chicago area and is very active with the Blackhawks Alumni Association.

Blackhawks Alumni will sign autographs for fans on the 100 Level concourse outside of Sec. 114 during pre-game and the 1st and 2nd intermissions every game. One autograph per person please. Click here for Blackhawks Alumni signing schedule.