Top 50 Chicago Blackhawks

An Original Six team, the Chicago Blackhawks first came to fruition at 1926 and in 1934 they would win the Stanley Cup for the first time.  They would repeat that effort in 1938 but following the death of original owner and founder, Frederic McLaughlin in 1944, Chicago would suffer under poor ownership (they were owned by a “puppet” of Detroit’s owner, James E. Norris) and were horrible for years.  When his father died, James D. Norris and minority owner, Arthur Wirtz took over and in the late 1950’s they reinvested in the team and would acquire bright young prospects (Stan Mikita & Bobby Hull) and they would finally win their third Stanley Cup in 1961.

Chicago was loaded with talent throughout the 1960’s and would return to the Stanley Cup Finals twice that decade (1962 & 1965) but they would not win in both attempts.  They would into another decade long drought in terms of championships although they had some very good teams through this era, including the 1990/91 season where they led the league in Points.  It turned around with young talent like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and in 2010 the Cup would return to the Windy City.  That decade remained strong with Chicago as they would win their fifth and six Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015 respectively.


This list is up to the end of the 2020/21 season.

Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades.


Chico Maki played all fourteen of his NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks yet since he suited up in Games 1 and 2 of the 1961 Stanley Cup Finals (he didn’t play in them) he actually had his name etched on the Cup before he began any of those fourteen…
Prior to his arrival to the Windy City, Jim Pappin helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win the 1967 Stanley Cup where he was leading scorer in the playoffs, but it was in Chicago where he put up his best individual numbers.
A Chicago Blackhawk for all 601 of his NHL Games, Eric Daze was a good scorer who would put the puck in the net 226 times.  Daze was an All Star in 2002, which would be the same season where he finished seventh in Goals.  Daze was not always a…
A Second Team All-Star with the Winnipeg Jets prior to his arrival in Chicago, Alex Zhamnov had a good run for the Chicago Blackhawks albeit while playing for them when they were not particularly that good.  An All-Star in 2012, the Russian Centre would have four 60 Point seasons with…
One of the most versatile players in hockey history, Doug Mohns played both Left Wing and Defense when needed and as such earned a reputation as a solid two-way player.  Mohns arrived to Chicago via trade from the Boston Bruins where he had already been a multi-time All Star and…
Cliff Koroll is one of the players in Chicago Blackhawks history to have played over 800 Games with the franchise (814 to be exact) and it was in the Windy City where his entire NHL career was spent.  Koroll was a very good two way player and he would have…
Prior to making his National Hockey League debut, Bill Hay was traded from the Montreal Canadiens for Cash who would watch their former farmhand win the Calder Trophy in 1960 and assist the Blackhawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup.  Hay was a solid playmaker whose 386 Points (all with Chicago)…
Al Secord arrived in Chicago after essentially being given up on by the Boston Bruins and the change of scenery certainly proved to be fruitful for the Left Wing.
Troy Murray would win the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 1985/86 and as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks he would receive votes for that award in seven other seasons.  Murray was never named an All Star in his career, but he was a very good two way player who…
Brandon Saad made the Chicago Blackhawks a year after being taken in the Second Round of the 2011 Draft, and the Left Wing would be third in Calder voting in 2012-13. Saad scored 52 Points in 2014/15, a solid number, and one that proved he was a contributor to the…