Chicago Blackhawks: Top 5 First Round Picks of All-Time

By Matt Barbato
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Jan 26, 2014; New York City, NY, USA; NHL former player Jeremy Roenick skates with youngsters on a miniature rink before the Stadium Series hockey game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

4. Jeremy Roenick (8th overall, 1988)

Roenick is one of the most decorated players in league history and it all began with the Blackhawks in 1988. Roenick scored 267 of his 513 goals with the Blackhawks and ranks seventh in franchise history in goals. He also recorded 596 points with the Hawks, the eighth most in team history.

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Roenick netted 53 goals in the 1991-92 season and helped lead the Hawks to the Stanley Cup final, where they were swept by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He recorded greater than 100 points in three-consecutive seasons and represented the Hawks in the All-Star Game four separate times.

Roenick had stints in Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Jose and Los Angeles after his eight seasons in Chicago, but he is remembered as one of the final bright spots before the bottom fell out on the franchise.

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