1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 29-36-15 - 73 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Smythe Division
Postseason: 0-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Quarter-Finals - Lost to New York Islanders 4-0
Coach: Bob Pulford (29-36-15)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks Statistics
1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks Results

The Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 29 wins and 36 losses and 15 ties for 73 points, finishing first in the NHL's Smythe Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-4.

The Black Hawks scored 244 goals and conceded 277. Ivan Boldirev netted 29 goals for Chicago, and Stan Mikita contributed 36 assists. Tony Esposito earned 24 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.27 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Bob Pulford coached the team. The 1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Ivan BoldirevCAugust 15, 19496'0"190LZranjanin, Yugoslavia
J.P. BordeleauRJune 13, 19496'1"175RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Kirk BowmanLSeptember 30, 19525'9"178LLeamington, ON Canada
Ted BulleyLMarch 25, 19556'1"192LWindsor, ON Canada
Alain DaigleRAugust 24, 19545'10"180RTrois Rivieres, QC Canada
Tony EspositoGApril 23, 19435'11"185RSault Ste. Marie, ON Canada
Greg FoxDAugust 12, 19536'2"190LVancouver, BC Canada
Jim HarrisonCJuly 9, 19475'11"185RBonnyville, AB Canada
Doug HicksDMay 28, 19556'0"185LCold Lake, AB Canada
Tim HigginsRFebruary 7, 19586'0"185ROttawa, ON Canada
Bob HoffmeyerDJuly 27, 19556'0"182LDodsland, SK Canada
Bob KellyLJune 6, 19466'2"195LFort William, ON Canada
Reg KerrLOctober 16, 19575'10"180LOxbow, SK Canada
Cliff KorollROctober 1, 19466'1"195RCanora, SK Canada
Doug LecuyerLMarch 10, 19585'9"180LWainwright, AB Canada
Dave LoganDJuly 2, 19545'10"190LMontreal, QC Canada
Tom LysiakCApril 22, 19536'1"185LHigh Prairie, AB Canada
Keith MagnusonDApril 27, 19476'0"185RSaskatoon, SK Canada
John MarksLMarch 22, 19486'2"200LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Stan MikitaCMay 20, 19405'9"169RSokolce, Czech Republic
Grant MulveyRSeptember 17, 19566'4"200RSudbury, ON Canada
Bob MurrayDNovember 26, 19545'10"183RKingston, ON Canada
Mike O'ConnellDNovember 25, 19555'9"180RChicago, IL USA
Bobby OrrDMarch 20, 19486'0"197LParry Sound, ON Canada
Rick PatersonCFebruary 10, 19585'9"187RKingston, ON Canada
Harold PhillipoffLJuly 14, 19566'3"220LKamsack, SK Canada
Pat RibbleDApril 26, 19546'4"210LLeamington, ON Canada
Darcy RotaLFebruary 16, 19535'11"180LVancouver, BC Canada
Phil RussellDJuly 21, 19526'2"205LEdmonton, AB Canada
Jean SavardCApril 26, 19575'11"172RVerdun, QC Canada
Mike VeisorGAugust 25, 19525'9"160LToronto, ON Canada
Mike WaltonCJanuary 3, 19455'10"175LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Doug WilsonDJuly 5, 19576'1"187LOttawa, ON Canada
Miles ZaharkoDApril 30, 19576'0"197LMannville, AB Canada


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