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Chicago Blackhawks: Ranking All The Captains In Franchise History

By Colin Likas
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Tony Amonte (picture courtesy of Blackhawks.com)

No. 15: RW Tony Amonte

Seasons captain: 2000-01 through 2001-02

Win percentage: .482 (71-71-21-6)

Playoff appearances: 1

Longest playoff run: Conference quarterfinal loss

Regular-season statistics as captain: 164 games, 62 goals, 68 assists

Playoff statistics as captain: 5 games, 1 assist

Amonte played in parts of nine seasons with the Blackhawks starting in 1994. He was coming in right off the Stanley Cup Final loss to Pittsburgh in 1992, so things weren’t looking so bad. By the team Amonte was installed as captain, things were looking a lot worse for the organization. Amonte did all he could to help the Blackhawks back to the promised land in this time, tallying a couple of 60-point seasons when he didn’t have a lot of help around him. Amonte was the only captain between Chris Chelios and Jonathan Toews to lead the team to the playoffs, but he had a rough go in the 2002 postseason at a time when the Blackhawks needed their captain to step up big. Amonte generally made the most of his two years of captaincy, especially considering there wasn’t a lot to be made from those times.

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