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Blackhawks Top 100- #14 Tony Amonte

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Blackhawks Tony Amonte (Photo courtesy of funny-pictures.picphotos.net)

Tony Amonte #10

Games- 627

Goals-268

Assists-273

Points-541

Plus/Minus- (+67)

Playoffs

Games-40

Goals-13

Assists-12

Points-25

Plus/Minus- (+12)

After being drafted by the New York Rangers in the 4th round and 68th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Tony Amonte took off quickly on the team scoring 35 goals his rookie season. He remained with the New York Rangers until March 21, 1994 when he was traded to Chicago by the New York Rangers with the rights to Matt Oates for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan. Upon his arrival to Chicago he rose to stardom putting up consistent numbers year after year.

From 1995-2002 Amonte played in 81+ games during 7 straight seasons. Most importantly, the last 5 years of that streak he did not miss a single game for the Blackhawks. His goal scoring ability was just as consistent during that same period. He was able to score at least 30 goals during 6 of the seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and at least 41 goals in 3 of those seasons.

From 1997-2001 Amonte was elected to the NHL All-Star game with the Blackhawks, his only time during his career he had the honors. On July 12, 2002 Tony Amonte signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes but his best days were already behind him while playig with the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out his career highlight reel at the link below:

Tony Amonte Highlight Reel

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