Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Johnny Gottselig
Left-winger Johnny Gottselig played nearly 600 NHL games for the Chicago Black Hawks between 1928-29 and 1945-46. He was a reliable scorer who could also check and provide leadership in the dressing room.

Born in Odessa, Russia, Gottselig came to Canada in his youth and was a junior star with the Regina Pats of the SJHL. He then moved on to the senior Regina Victorias, the Regina Capitals of the Prairie League and the AHA's Winnipeg Maroons. In 1928-29 he was a solid role player as an NHL rookie with the Hawks. The next year he was teamed with Tom Cook and Mush March and recorded his first of two straight 20-goal seasons.

During the 1930s Gottselig was a mainstay in the Chicago line up and was a big part of Stanley Cup wins in 1934 and 1938. During the 1938 post-season he led all scorers with eight points in ten games. The next year he scored 39 points and was named to the NHL second all-star team. After toiling briefly with the AHA's Kansas City Americans in the early 40s, the veteran forward rejoined the Hawks for parts of three seasons. He retired early in the 1944-45 season and replaced Paul Thompson as head coached. Gottselig guided the club to a 62-105-20 record and one playoff appearance before he was replaced by Charlie Conacher 28 games into the 1947-48 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1923-24 Regina Pats S-SJHL 6 6 0 6 6
1923-24 Regina Pats M-Cup 5 8 1 9 8
1924-25 Regina Pats S-SJHL 5 18 2 20 0
1924-25 Regina Victorias S-SSHL 1 1 0 1 2
1924-25 Regina Pats M-Cup 4 13 2 15 2
1925-26 Regina Victorias S-SSHL 16 8 1 9 2
1925-26 Regina Victorias Al-Cup 9 8 0 8 2
1926-27 Regina Capitals PrHL 32 23 7 30 21 2 1 0 1 0
1927-28 Winnipeg Maroons AHA 39 15 4 19 24
1928-29 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 5 3 8 26
1929-30 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 21 4 25 28 2 0 0 0 4
1930-31 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 42 20 12 32 14 9 3 3 6 2
1931-32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 13 15 28 28 2 0 0 0 2
1932-33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 11 11 22 6
1933-34 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 16 14 30 4 8 4 3 7 4
1934-35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 19 18 37 16 2 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 40 14 15 29 4 2 0 2 2 0
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 9 21 30 10
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 13 19 32 22 10 5 3 8 4
1938-39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 16 23 39 15
1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 8 15 23 7 2 0 1 1 0
1940-41 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 5 1 4 5 5
1940-41 Kansas City Americans AHA 13 9 6 15 2 8 3 1 4 2
1941-42 Kansas City Americans AHA 40 25 35 60 22 6 2 5 7 2
1942-43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 10 2 6 8 12
1943-44 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 45 8 15 23 6 6 1 1 2 2
1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1945-46 Chicago Black Hawks NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 589 176 195 371 203 43 13 13 26 18


NHL Second All-Star Team (1939) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937, 1939) Claimed by Chicago from Winnipeg (AHA) in Inter-League Draft, May 14, 1928.