Originally Posted by bigjack
Around a year or 2 ago, MSG here showed around 20 minutes of hilites of a Rangers/BlackHawks game from I think 1967 and the old MSG3. What was wonderful for me was seeing what Pierre Pilote
or Kenny Wharram actually looked like. I began watching hockey during the 1969/70 season and I think this was the last year of the original 6 or 1966/67.
The uniforms were like now where the road teams wears the whites so Chicago was in White. I think that Wharram was 17 if I remember right and he looked like he was a very good skater. I didn't realize that Pilote was a left shooter either and I looked up his numbers and see he finished his career in Toronto.
It was really a treat to see two great BlackHawks in action for the first time!
When you saw him play in the 1966-67 season, which was the last O-6 season, Wharam did wear the 17 sweater.
In his 17 years in the league, all with the Hawks he wore three different numbers. He started out with No. 21, then switched to No. 11 for the 1955-56 season. He wore 17 from the start of the next season to the end of his career in 1968-69.
Loved to watch him play. Did you know that he didnít score 20 or more goals until he was 29 years old. From then, until the end of his career, he had 7 straight seasons of 20 or more goals. He scored his personal high of 39 goals in the 1963-64 season at the age of 30.