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17. Johnny Gottselig

17. Johnny Gottselig
The second Russian born player in the NHL (though he arrived in Canada before he was one year old) played his entire National Hockey League career with the Chicago Blackhawks.  Gottselig could do it all for Chicago.  He could score, he could check and he was a locker room leader and he was an integral part of Chicago’s 1934 and 1938 Stanley Cup win, the latter of which would see him lead all skaters in Points.  Gottselig who would finish ninth in Goals twice would be named a Second Team All Star in the 1938-39 campaign where he was a third place finisher for the Hart Trophy.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Acquired: Claimed from Winnipeg in the Intra-League Draft 10/27/40.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1954-55 Season.
  • Games Played: 711
  • Notable Statistics: 258 Goals
    282 Assists
    540 Points
    133 PIM
    .86 PPG
    N/A Plus/Minus*
    49.8 Point Shares
    14 Points in 22 Playoff Games

    *Plus/Minus was not a stat when Gottselig played.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup (1934 & 1938)
    Second Team All-Star (1939)

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