The author’s note: with the Chicago Blackhawks locked in No. 8 for the NHL assembly in 2018, we moved the focus of our weekly series “Former Blackhawk of the Week” to players previously selected with this eighth choice. For the third and final part of this rapid shift in focus, in 1998 No. 8 the general choice was Mark Bell.
The way before Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were called before Duncan Kate and Brent Seabrook made their debut in the NHL in the 2005-06 season, Mark Bell was part of a group that was supposed to bring Chicago Blackhawks out of the hockey wilds. Continue reading “Former Blackhawk of the Week: Mark Bell”