The Chicago Blackhawks entered the National Hockey League for the 1926-27 season. It was a great year of expansion for the league with the New York Rangers and the Detroit Cougars (later renamed Red Wings) that also joined. At that time, the league consisted of ten teams.
The Blackhawks have seen many ups and downs, as would any team that has existed for almost nine decades. Many great players have come and gone. Only four of those players were able to produce 100 or more points in a single regular season. Two of those players accomplished the feat on more than one occasion.
Bobby Hull was the first Chicago player to overcome 100 points. In 1968-69, Hull scored 58 goals and added 49 assists for 107 points in 74 games. At that time, the 58 goals were an NHL record. Bobby finished second in the league, behind the 126 points of Phil Esposito. Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings also surpassed 100 that season. These were the first three times that the 100 point barrier had been broken in the NHL.
Hull played for the Blackhawks from 1957-58 until 1971-72. It was the only time he exceeded 100 points in the NHL, but he did it four times in the World Hockey Association with the Winnipeg Jets.
Denis Savard became the second Chicago player to overcome 100 points with 119 in 1981-82. It was his first of five performances during his days with the Blackhawks. His 131 points in 1987-88 remain as a team record today. Twice, Savard finished third in the race for Art Ross Trophy. In 1982-83, his 121 points were behind Wayne Gretzky of Edmonton Oilers and Peter Stastny of Quebec Nordiques. His team's 1987-88 record season saw him finish behind Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Gretzky.
Denis played two seasons with Chicago, from 1980-81 until 1989-90 and from 1994-95 until 1996-97. The third general selection of the Blackhawks in 1980 played a total of 1,196 games of the regular season of the NHL and totaled 1,338 points.
Steve Larmer surpassed the 100-point plateau in 1990-91 with 101. He scored 44 and helped 57 in 80 games to rank tenth in the league. Larmer was originally a pick from the sixth round of the Blackhawks in 1980, 120 overall. In 1982-83, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the best rookie in the NHL with a 90-point performance in more than 80 games. Steve played a total of 1,006 games of the NHL regular season during his career with the Blackhawks and the New York Rangers.
In 1993-94, Jeremy Roenick was the last Chicago player to reach 100 points with 107. He marked his third consecutive season at the top of the plateau and his second consecutive season of 107 points. In 1991-92, he reached 103 points and tied for seventh place in the NHL with Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings. The following season, his 107 points did not even place him in the top 10. In 1993-94, J.R. He finished in fifth place with Mark Recchi of the Philadelphia Flyers and Pavel Bure of the Vancouver Canucks.
Roenick was the eighth general pick in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, going to the Blackhawks. He played more than 1,300 games in the NHL and contributed 1,216 points with the Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.