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By Keith Schultz

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Some all-time greats have worn #7 briefly during their Blackhawks career, but Chris Chelios played his entire 664 game Blackhawk career wearing #7. Chelios is probably the best defenseman to ever play for the Blackhawks and while he played for the Hawks he scored 92 goals 395 assists and accumulated 1,495 penalty minutes. Chelios won three Stanley Cups during his career one with Montreal Canadiens and two with the hated Detroit Red Wings.

The current #7 is Brent Seabrook who has played his entire professional career with the Blackhawks after getting drafted with the 13th pick of the 1st round in 2013.  Seabrook has won 2 Stanley Cups with Chicago and is part of the core of this Golden Age of Blackhawks hockey. Seabrook has been paired with Duncan Keith for most of his career with great success.  Seabrook has played in 599 games scoring 56 goals and 190 assists, but he scored two of the biggest goals of the postseason in overtime in Game #7 against Detroit and Game #4 against Boston.

Former #7’s

1. Jimmy Peters-1952-1954 Peters played in 185 games with Chicago scoring 43 goals and 47 assists before ending his career with Detroit.

2. Bobby Hull-1962-1963 Hull wore #7 for one season before taking over his famous #9.

3. Murray Hall-1963-1964 Hall played in 25 games picking 2 goals during his brief stay.

4. Phil Esposito-1964-1967 Esposito could have been the greatest #7 ever in Blackhawks history, but the Hawks traded away one of the greatest players of all-time before his prime and the rest is history.

5. Pit Martin 1967-1978 Martin was one of the players the Hawks received for Esposito, Martin played in 740 games during his 11 year stay with Chicago during that time he scored 243 goals and 384 assists.

6. Doug Lecuyer-1979-1981 Lecuyer appeared in 74 games scoring 4 goals and 10 assists in his short Chicago stay.

7. Glen Sharpley 1981-1982 Sharpley finished off his career with 71 games during two seasons with the Hawks scoring 19 times with 23 helpers.

8. Ken Yarmechuk-Yarmachuk was with the Hawks for 3 seasons scoring 30 goals and 43 assists before getting traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs

9. Everett Sanipass- During his 4 year stay with Chicago Sanipass scored 17 goals and 26 assists.

10. Lyle Odelein-2001-2003 Odelein played for 2 seasons with the Hawks, he scored 7 goals and 6 assists.

Who is your favorite #7 in Blackhawks history?

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