Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RIP Chico Maki

He was one of the Blackhawks of my youth. Ron "Chico" Maki passed away yesterday at the age of 76.

On teams that featured the likes of Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito, good ol' #16 was not one of the stars of those great Blackhawks teams (although he did manage to make three all-star teams), but he was an important cog. He played throughout the 60s and retired in 1975.