|1968–69 Chicago Black Hawks · NHL|
|General Manager||Tommy Ivan|
|Goals||Bobby Hull (58)|
|Assists||Stan Mikita (67)|
|Points||Bobby Hull (107)|
|Penalties in minutes||Gilles Marotte (120)|
|Wins||Denis DeJordy (22)|
|Goals against average||Denis DeJordy (3.14)|
|← Seasons →|
Off-season[edit | edit source]
The NHL announced during the summer that the league would once again increase its schedule, as it went from 74 games to 76.
During the off-season, the Black Hawks traded team captain Pierre Pilote to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Jim Pappin. Pilote had been the captain since the 1961-62 season, and head coach Billy Reay decided to not name a captain for the club for the season.
Pre-season[edit | edit source]
The Black Hawks held their training camp in Chicago.
Regular Season[edit | edit source]
The Black Hawks would start the season off on the right foot, beginning the year with a four game winning streak, however, the team would eventually fall into a slump, and sit with a 6-6-0 record twelve games in. Chicago would then get hot again, and eventually found themselves a season high eight games over .500 during their streak, and found themselves in a heated playoff race with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings for the fourth and final playoff position in the East. The Hawks would then fall into a slump, as they had winless streaks of five games and eight games, to fall out of the race, and into the cellar of the East Division. Chicago would end the year with an over .500 record, as they were 34-33-9, earning 77 points, however, the team finished in last, and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1957-58.
The December 14, 1968 Boston-Chicago game saw four different Bruins score 4 points and Bobby Orr net his first career hat trick (and 5 points) as Boston thumped Chicago 10-5. Having started 19 games in a row, Gerry Cheevers was pulled with 8:56 to go and backup Joe Junkin played in his only NHL game. Junkin held the fort and shutout Chicago for the remainder of the match. A major development during this game would affect the Bruins for the next decade. Tom Williams, an offensive bright spot for the Bruins for the last seven seasons, suffered a season-ending left knee injury during the first shift of the game when kneed by Howie Young. Wayne Cashman would win a regular spot in the line-up with Williams' injury.
On March 20, 1969 in Boston, the Bruins jumped out to a four goal lead against Chicago when Derek Sanderson scored a shorthanded goal early in the second period. Dennis Hull and Jim Pappin scored goals less than a minute apart to cut the Bruins lead to 4-2 heading into the third period. After former Bruin Doug Mohns pulled Chicago within one, Bobby Hull fired in two goals 13 second apart on the power play. These were his 54th and 55th goals of the season, setting a new NHL goal record. The Bruins fans gave Hull a standing ovation. Pulling Gerry Cheevers for an extra attacker, Bobby Orr tipped in Fred Stanfield's point shot with a second left to salvage a 5-5 tie. It was Orr's 21st goal of the season, scored on his 21st birthday, breaking the record for defensemen set by Flash Hollett.
Offensively, the Hawks were led by Bobby Hull, who once again set an NHL record for goals in a season, as he scored 58 times, and he became the second player in league history to record 100 points, as he finished the season with 107 points, which was second in league scoring. Stan Mikita had another excellent season also, scoring 30 goals and earning 97 points as he finished fourth in NHL scoring. Newly acquired Jim Pappin fit right in, scoring 30 goals and 70 points. Kenny Wharram and Dennis Hull also scored 30 goals to give the Hawks five players with 30+ goals in the season. Pat Stapleton led the defense with 56 points, while Gilles Marotte led the team with 120 penalty minutes, and tied Stapleton with the team lead in plus/minus, with a +23.
In goal, Denis DeJordy saw most of the action, playing in 53 games, earning a team high 22 victories, and a team best 3.14 GAA, along with 2 shutouts. Backup Dave Dryden played well, earning 11 victories, while earning a team best 3 shutouts.
Final Standings[edit | edit source]
|New York Rangers||76||41||26||9||231||196||91|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||76||35||26||15||234||217||85|
|Detroit Red Wings||76||33||31||12||239||221||78|
|Chicago Black Hawks||76||34||33||9||280||246||77|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.
Game Log[edit | edit source]
|1||October 11||St. Louis Blues||3–4||Chicago Black Hawks||1–0–0||2|
|2||October 13||New York Rangers||2–5||Chicago Black Hawks||2–0–0||4|
|3||October 16||Minnesota North Stars||4-10||Chicago Black Hawks||3–0-0||6|
|4||October 19||Chicago Black Hawks||3–1||Toronto Maple Leafs||4–0–0||8|
|5||October 20||Oakland Seals||4–3||Chicago Black Hawks||4–1–0||8|
|6||October 23||Chicago Black Hawks||8–5||Pittsburgh Penguins||5–1–0||10|
|7||October 27||Chicago Black Hawks||3–4||Detroit Red Wings||5–2–0||10|
|8||October 30||Chicago Black Hawks||4–2||Los Angeles Kings||6–2–0||12|
|9||November 1||Chicago Black Hawks||2–5||Oakland Seals||6–3–0||12|
|10||November 3||Chicago Black Hawks||3–5||Boston Bruins||6–4–0||12|
|11||November 6||Detroit Red Wings||6–5||Chicago Black Hawks||6–5–0||12|
|12||November 10||New York Rangers||4–2||Chicago Black Hawks||6–6–0||12|
|13||November 13||Pittsburgh Penguins||5–6||Chicago Black Hawks||7–6–0||14|
|14||November 14||Chicago Black Hawks||6–4||Pittsburgh Penguins||8–6–0||16|
|15||November 16||Chicago Black Hawks||1–3||Toronto Maple Leafs||8–7–0||16|
|16||November 17||Toronto Maple Leafs||1–1||Chicago Black Hawks||8–7–1||17|
|17||November 20||Chicago Black Hawks||2–0||Minnesota North Stars||9-7–1||19|
|18||November 23||Chicago Black Hawks||0-1||St. Louis Blues||9–8–1||19|
|19||November 24||Minnesota North Stars||0-6||Chicago Black Hawks||10–8–1||21|
|20||November 27||Chicago Black Hawks||4–2||New York Rangers||11–8–1||23|
|21||November 28||Pittsburgh Penguins||3–2||Chicago Black Hawks||11–9–1||23|
|22||December 1||Montreal Canadiens||3–1||Chicago Black Hawks||11–10–1||23|
|23||December 4||Chicago Black Hawks||3-3||St. Louis Blues||11–10–2||24|
|24||December 7||Chicago Black Hawks||3–6||Montreal Canadiens||11–11–2||24|
|25||December 8||Boston Bruins||4–7||Chicago Black Hawks||12–11–2||26|
|26||December 11||St. Louis Blues||3-6||Chicago Black Hawks||13–11–2||28|
|27||December 14||Chicago Black Hawks||5–10||Boston Bruins||13–12–2||28|
|28||December 15||Oakland Seals||4-7||Chicago Black Hawks||14–12–2||30|
|29||December 18||Chicago Black Hawks||3–1||New York Rangers||15–12–2||32|
|30||December 19||Chicago Black Hawks||2–0||Detroit Red Wings||16–12–2||34|
|31||December 22||Pittsburgh Penguins||1–3||Chicago Black Hawks||17–12–2||36|
|32||December 25||Toronto Maple Leafs||4–3||Chicago Black Hawks||17–13–2||36|
|33||December 28||Chicago Black Hawks||5–2||Minnesota North Stars||18–13–2||38|
|34||December 29||Los Angeles Kings||1–4||Chicago Black Hawks||19–13–2||40|
|35||January 1||Detroit Red Wings||1–4||Chicago Black Hawks||20–13–2||42|
|36||January 2||Chicago Black Hawks||2-2||Philadelphia Flyers||20–13–3||43|
|37||January 4||Chicago Black Hawks||6–3||Montreal Canadiens||21–13–3||45|
|38||January 5||Montreal Canadiens||4–2||Chicago Black Hawks||21–14–3||45|
|39||January 8||St. Louis Blues||1–3||Chicago Black Hawks||22–14–3||47|
|40||January 11||Chicago Black Hawks||1–6||St. Louis Blues||22–15–3||47|
|41||January 12||Los Angeles Kings||2–4||Chicago Black Hawks||23–15–3||49|
|42||January 15||Chicago Black Hawks||3–4||Oakland Seals||23-16–3||49|
|43||January 16||Chicago Black Hawks||2–3||Los Angeles Kings||23–17–3||49|
|44||January 18||Chicago Black Hawks||1–3||Montreal Canadiens||23-18–3||49|
|45||January 23||Philadelphia Flyers||2–2||Chicago Black Hawks||23–18–4||50|
|46||January 25||Chicago Black Hawks||0–3||New York Rangers||23–19–4||50|
|47||January 26||Los Angeles Kings||3–9||Chicago Black Hawks||24–19–4||52|
|48||January 30||Chicago Black Hawks||12–0||Philadelphia Flyers||25–19–4||54|
|49||February 1||Chicago Black Hawks||5–5||Minnesota North Stars||25–19–5||55|
|50||February 2||Montreal Canadiens||6–4||Chicago Black Hawks||25–20–5||55|
|51||February 5||Boston Bruins||7–2||Chicago Black Hawks||25–21–5||55|
|52||February 6||Chicago Black Hawks||1–6||Detroit Red Wings||25–22–5||55|
|53||February 8||Detroit Red Wings||3–1||Chicago Black Hawks||25–23–5||55|
|54||February 9||Toronto Maple Leafs||5–3||Chicago Black Hawks||25–24–5||55|
|55||February 11||Chicago Black Hawks||3–7||Boston Bruins||25–25–5||55|
|56||February 12||Philadelphia Flyers||3–3||Chicago Black Hawks||25–25–6||56|
|57||February 15||Chicago Black Hawks||3–0||Philadelphia Flyers||26–25–6||58|
|58||February 16||Boston Bruins||1–5||Chicago Black Hawks||27–25–6||60|
|59||February 19||Chicago Black Hawks||2–5||Oakland Seals||27–26–6||60|
|60||February 20||Chicago Black Hawks||6–2||Los Angeles Kings||28–26–6||62|
|61||February 22||Chicago Black Hawks||4–2||Toronto Maple Leafs||29–26–6||64|
|62||February 26||Chicago Black Hawks||3–5||New York Rangers||29–27–6||64|
|63||February 27||Chicago Black Hawks||3–4||Pittsburgh Penguins||29–28–6||64|
|64||March 2||Chicago Black Hawks||1–2||Toronto Maple Leafs||29–29–6||64|
|65||March 3||Minnesota North Stars||1-6||Chicago Black Hawks||30–29–6||66|
|66||March 5||New York Rangers||4–4||Chicago Black Hawks||30–29–7||67|
|67||March 12||Oakland Seals||4–1||Chicago Black Hawks||30–30–7||67|
|68||March 15||Chicago Black Hawks||1–3||Montreal Canadiens||30–31–7||67|
|69||March 16||Philadelphia Flyers||2–6||Chicago Black Hawks||31–31–7||69|
|70||March 19||Montreal Canadiens||5–2||Chicago Black Hawks||31–32–7||69|
|71||March 20||Chicago Black Hawks||5–5||Boston Bruins||31–32–8||70|
|72||March 22||Boston Bruins||5–3||Chicago Black Hawks||31–33–8||70|
|73||March 23||Toronto Maple Leafs||1–4||Chicago Black Hawks||32–33–8||72|
|74||March 26||New York Rangers||4–6||Chicago Black Hawks||33–33–8||74|
|75||March 29||Chicago Black Hawks||1–1||Detroit Red Wings||33–33–9||75|
|76||March 30||Detroit Red Wings||5–9||Chicago Black Hawks||34–33–9||77|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
- The Black Hawks did not qualify for the post season.
Player Stats[edit | edit source]
Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]
Goaltending[edit | edit source]
Awards and Records[edit | edit source]
- Bobby Hull, Left Wing, NHL First Team All-Star
Draft Picks[edit | edit source]
|Round||#||Player||Nationality||College/Junior/Club Team (League)|
|1||9||John Marks||Canada||University of North Dakota (NCAA)|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Black Hawks who recorded a hat trick this season include:
- Jim Pappin during the 10-4 win over the Minnesota North Stars on October 16, 1968.
- Bobby Hull during the 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 14, 1968.
- Bobby Hull during the 7-4 win over the Boston Bruins on December 8, 1968.
- Kenny Wharram during the 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on January 26, 1969.
- Jim Pappin during the 12-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on January 30, 1969.
- Bobby Hull during the 6-2 win over Los Angeles on February 20, 1969.
- Kenny Wharram during the 6-4 win over the New York Rangers on March 26, 1969.
- Pit Martin during the 9-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings on March 30, 1969.
See Also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 1968-69 Chicago Black Hawks Games - Hockey-Reference.com
- Chicago Blackhawks goaltending history : Denis Dejordy
- Chicago Blackhawks goaltending history : Dave Dryden
- National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Rauzulu's Street
- Goalies Archive
- National Hockey League Guide & Record Book 2007
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|See also||1968 NHL Amateur Draft • All-Star Game • 1969 Stanley Cup Finals|
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