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18. Doug Wilson

As one of the top offensive defenseman of his era, Doug Wilson was a stalwart on the Chicago Black Hawks blue line for well over a decade. Wilson was capable of creating and capitalizing on many scoring chances while still being a more than capable defender. He won the Norris Trophy in 1982 and was on seven All Star squads. Wilson could not only play the game, but he had a mind for the business of it as well. He served as President of the NHLPA and long after his playing career ended he became the GM of the San Jose Sharks. He has not been inducted to the Hall yet, but his chances are still decent.

 

Should Doug Wilson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 82.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 1996
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Canada (1984 Canada Cup)
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Norris Trophy (1982)
    First Team All Star (1982)
    Second Team All Star (1985 & 1990)
    NHL All Star (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990 & 1992)

Should Doug Wilson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 82.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.5%
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0 #3 Jeremy Johnson 2017-06-27 05:32
Im just happy Chicago finally is a Franchise to form a Dynasty. Now maybe we can appreciate players like Steve Larmer and Doug Wilson a little bit more. Jeremy Roenick did what he could during his prime too. The Eagle was always destined for the HOF along with Dennis Savard. Do not really know if you would still classify Chris Chelios as a Blackhawk. He is in regardless. Rob Blake, Chris Pronger, Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermeyer, Nikalas Lidstrom HOF. Whose better than Doug Wilson left? Sergie Gonchar common man Doug Wilson way overdue. Could put him over at least 2 players already respectfully in the HOF.
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0 #2 Jeremy Johnson 2017-06-27 05:08
Doug Wilson is ranked 3rd All-Time in assist for a team that pulled 3 Stanley Cups this last Decade. He won Norris Trophy as the Top Blue-Liner against Ray Bourque, Rod Langway, Paul Coffey, Al McInnis, Larry Murphy, Phil Housely, and Dennis Potvin. How more dominate can you be with company like that? In 1990 he still was an All-Star. Ray Bourque and Scott Stevens being the only other True Captains of there teams. Number 1 Defensive Defenseman and All-Time point Defensive Point Career Leader. While Doug Wilson is begging a Franchise after the proper role of Team Captain. Full Storied NHL Career is still not fully told with this Phenom. 2018 HOF Doug Wilson.
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0 #1 Jeremy Johnson 2017-06-27 04:39
Doug Wilson was in the second wave of USA take over in the NHL. The only Defenseman to be placed as a new franchise. Wayne to LA. Steve was already set in Red Wings. Messier to Rangers. Francis to Carolina. Roenick was set in Chicago already. Seelane to Ducks. Means HOF Defenseman just got cups while Doug Wilson was Captain of new franchise. What! Exactly. Doug Wilson only Defenseman to be Captain of a new city. Coffey another cup. Leetch cup. Murrphy cup. MacInnis paired with The Golden Brett already had cup.Housely the only exception. Stevens had both Scott and Brodeur. Doug Wilson is a Hall of Fame player and already produced 2 1000 point players already as the GM of the franchise he runs after being 1st Captain. He is the biggest reason San Jose is on the Map! Didnt Dallas have guys named Modano, Brett Hull, and Eddie Belfour. Doug Wilson in Detriot Hof. Colorado Hof. Piysburg Hof.
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