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08-12-2012, 05:13 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC, Canada
C Cully Dahlstrom
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
1938 Stanley Cup Champion
10th in Assists 39-40
88 G, 118 A, 206 Pts in 342 GP
Legends of Hockey
Dahlstrom was part of the 1937-38 season when the Blackhawks were the Cinderella team of the year, shocking the media, fans, and other teams by winning the Stanley Cup. Dahlstrom is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Chicago Blackhawk Legends
When Cully Dahlstrom made his NHL debut for Chicago Blackhawks in 1937-38 he was one of very few American born players in the league. Chicago's owner was Major Fred McLaughlin. One of his dreams was to put together an all-American Stanley Cup winning team. This of course never happened but he had several Americans on the Chicago team that won the Stanley Cup in 1938.
Cully himself played a vital role in the playoffs as he scored some key goals. In game two of the semi-final against NY Americans Cully scored the only goal of the game, an overtime goal after 33:01 of OT to tie the series which saved Chicago from elimination. He also scored the first goal against Toronto in the 4-1 win that brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago.
Cully recalled an oddity about the Stanley Cup win.
" The funny thing about winning the Cup that year is the fact that we never got to drink champagne out of it the night we won the championship. It seems as though certain people were so sure that the Cup wasn't going to come to Chicago, that it was never brought down from Toronto."
Cully's best season point wise in the NHL came in 1943-44 when he scored 42 points, including 20 goals, in 50 games. He played one more season before retiring from hockey. He was best known as a two-way center and a regular penalty killer. He was one of USA's pioneers in the NHL and was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.
The Calgary Herald, Oct. 20, 1939
Thompson paired rookies Johnny Chad and George Allen with centre Cully Dahlstrom, which gave him a rugged combination and one which thrives with heavy going.
The Montreal Gazette, Nov. 4, 1937
Dahlstrom, the prized centre from St. Paul, whom the Maroons tried to get.
The Vancouver Sun, Dec. 11, 1942
Cully Dahlstrom, on another sparkling solo rush, counted the second Chicago marker.
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