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 2017/18 season.
Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades.