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Legendary Blackhawks spanning several decades return for the 2019 Blackhawks Convention

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

The 2019 Blackhawks Convention boasts one of the most robust attendee lists to date, especially when you consider several big-name alumni who are making their first Convention debuts. (You can view the full attendee list here.)


Ed Belfour (1988-97)

  • The fourth all-time leader in games played by a goalie, Ed Belfour makes his Blackhawks Convention debut this year. Belfour holds the club's all-time record for wins in a year (43) during his rookie season in 1990-91, still an NHL record for rookies. He also remains the only goalie in franchise history to record multiple 40-win seasons ('90-91, '92-93). 

Video: One More Shift: Ed Belfour

Dave Bolland (2006-13)

  • Having attended Blackhawks Conventions as a player, Dave Bollland makes his debut as a Blackhawk Alumni in 2019. With 332 games played and 168 points (70G, 98A), Bolland was a member of the 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cup champion teams. 

Ted Bulley (1976-82)

  • Ted Bulley spent the majority of seven-year NHL career in Chicago, playing 349 games with 196 points (94G, 102A). He scored a career-high 27 goals in 1978-79 to finish as the team's second leadng goal scorer.

Doug Gilmour (1998-2000)

  • A 20-year NHL veteran and Hall of Famer across seven franchises, Doug Gilmour called Chicago home for two seasons with 112 points (38G, 74A) in 135 games. He finished third and fourth, respectively, in his two seasons with the Blackhawks. 

Jerry Korab (1970-73)

  • Defenseman Jerry Korab began his 16-season NHL career with the Blackhawks in the early 1970s, scoring 59 points (25G, 34A) in 196 games. "King Kong," as he was known, settled in Elmwood Park, Ill. with his wife Mary Ann after his playing career and had a street named after him there in 2012

Jim Pappin (1968-75)

  • The legendary Jim Pappin returns to the Blackhawks Convention in 2019. He's the lone name who has attended a Convention before - appearing at the very first one back in 2008. Pappin still holds Chicago's record for the fastest two goals scored in a game, scoring twice in a six-second span apart against Philadelphia on Feb. 16, 1972. It remains tied for the fifth fastest such feat in NHL history as well. The forward led Chicago in goals in 1972-73 and '73-74 and his 216 goals are 23rd all-time for the Blackhawks, recording seven hat tricks along the way.
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