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Blackhawks’ Doug Wilson receives call to Hockey Hall of Fame after 24 years

Chicago’s all-time leader in scoring among defensemen gets the nod into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Doug Wilson’s wait is over.

The former Blackhawks defenseman finally got his call to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday after 24 years.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 16 in Toronto, but the date could change depending on when the 2020-21 NHL season begins.

Wilson, the sixth overall selection in the 1977 NHL draft by Chicago, spent the first 14 seasons of his 16-year career with the Blackhawks, scoring 779 of his 827 career points. He finished in the top five in Norris Trophy voting four times in his carer, winning the award as the League’s best defenseman in 1982.

He’s the Blackhawks leader among defensemen in goals (225), assists (554), points (779), power-play goals (80), power-play points (355), shorthanded goals (nine) and game-winning goals (22) in 655 games. He’s 15th among NHL defenseman with 827 points (237 goals, 590 assists) in 1,024 games.

Wilson, who is now the Sharks general manager, joins Marian Hossa as former Blackhawks to be named to the 2020 class. The duo are the first former Chicago players to be inducted into the Hall since Phil Housley, who scored 68 points (21 goals, 47 assists) in 137 games from 2001-03 with the Blackhawks near the end of his storied 21-year career, was enshrined in 2015.