Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Best Draft Sleepers

By Matt Barbato
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Dec 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman

Dustin Byfuglien

(33) takes a shot past Chicago Blackhawks defenseman

Brent Seabrook

(7) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

5. Dustin Byfuglien (Round 8, 2003 Draft) 

Byfuglien is now a member of the Winnipeg Jets, but he was an instrumental member of the 2010 championship team and came at an unbelievable value in the eighth round.

Big Buff joined the Hawks on a full-time basis in 2007 and played 260 games in Chicago. He scored 55 goals with 54 assists with the Blackhawks and will best be remembered for his 11 goal output during the 2010 Stanley Cup run.

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Many fans still reminisce about Byfuglien’s net presence and stingy attitude, something the Hawks have yet to completely replace. Byfuglien was a cap casualty after the 2010 season and has become one of the star players in Winnipeg with 78 goals and 235 points in five seasons with the club.

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