With 2010 coming to an end, I thought I’d throw together a list of the 25 greatest Chicago Blackhawks of all time in honor of their Stanley Cup win. So here goes:

1. Stan Mikita:

Leading scorer in Blackhawks history. One of the greatest centers in NHL history.

2. Bobby Hull:

Leading goal scorer in Blackhawk history. Considered by many the greatest LW in NHL History.

3. Denis Savard:

One of the most exciting players in NHL History. Inventor of the Spin-o-rama.

4. Tony Esposito:

Carried the Blackhawks in the late 70’s and early 80”s. Set single season shutout record as a rookie with 15 no-no’s.

5. Jeremy Roenick:

The complete package for 8 seasons with the Blackhawks. Time cut short in Chicago due to poor ownership. He could score, pass and hit like no other player in the NHL during his prime.

6. Glenn Hall:

Starting goalie on the 1961 Stanley Cup Champions Blackhawks. Played a ridiculous 502 straight games as a goaltender without a face mask!

7. Doug Wilson:

Quarterback of the Powerplay during his entire career as a Blackhawk. Leading scorer among defensemen in Blackhawks history.

8. Bill Mosienko:

In the early stages of the Blackhawks organization he was the modern day version of Bobby Hull. Set an NHL record scoring 3 goals in 21 seconds.

9. Steve Larmer:

One of the best defensive forwards during his career however put up huge offensive numbers and won the Rookie of the Year award in 1982.

10. Pit Marin:

Center of one of the most famous lines in NHL history, the MPH Line with Pit Martin and Denis Hull. Ranks seventh all time in points in Blackhawk history.

11. Chris Chelios:

Former Norris Trophy winner. The hometown boy Captained the Blackhawks for 4 seasons.

12. Jonathan Toews:

Despite only being with the Blackhawks for only three seasons he has picked up a Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP and led the Hawks to their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. Youngest Captain in Blackhawk History.

13. Pierre Pilote:

Former Norris Trophy winner was a key contributor to the 1961 Champions. Hall of Famer had his number 3 retired in 2009.

14. Mush March:

Played 759 games as a Blackhawk scoring 383 points between 1928-1945. However, his biggest goal came in overtime clinching the 1934 Stanley Cup.

15. Al Secord:

During his time as a Blackhawk he became one of three Blackhawks to score 50 goals in a single season.

16. Doug Bentley:

Another Blackhawk from the early days of the organization he is 12th all time in Blackhawk history with 531 points in 546 games.

17. Eddie Belfour:

He became the man between the pipes in the early 90’s for the Blackhawks winning multiple Vezina’s and taking home the 1991 Rookie of the Year award.

18. Keith Magnuson:

Simply put the greatest Captain in the History of the Chicago Blackhawks.

19. Tony Amonte:

Ninth all time in points as a Blackhawk. Former Blackhawk Captain was the heart and soul of the organization in the late 90’s, early 2000’s.

20. Patrick Kane:

Another current Hawk, in three seasons with the Blackhawks he has picked up a Rookie of the Year award and scored the Overtime winner to clinch the first Stanley Cup in 49 years.

21. Duncan Keith:

Won the 2010 Norris Trophy and is considered the best defensemen inthe NHL.Helped the Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup losing seven teeth along the way.

22. Ed Litzenberger:

Captain of the 1961 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. 28 all time in Blackhawk scoring.

23. Troy Murray:

Joined the Blackhawks in 1982 and won the 1985-86 Selke Trophy as top defensive forward while chipping in 45 goals and 99 points.

24. Dennis Hull:

Played 13 years with the Blackhawks from 1964-77. Ranks 6th all time in Blackhawk scoring with 640 points in 904 games.

25. Jack O’Callahan

Played 5 seasons with the Blackhawks. However, he is best known as number 17 on the 1980 Gold Medal US Olympic Team.

Don’t agree with my list? Tell me what you think I missed in the comments section.

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