All Time Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks’ Best At Each Sweater, Nos. 1-10

By Colin Likas
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Oct 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the Stanley Cup banners prior to a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders at the United Center. Chicago won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3: D Pierre Pilote (1958-68)

Speaking of Pilote, he edges out 18 others as the best to wear No. 3 for the Blackhawks. The Hall of Famer was part of the 1961 Stanley Cup winner out of Chicago and made the All-Star Game eight times.

He played in the maximum (at the time) 70 games six times with the Blackhawks, including five consecutive seasons between 1956 and 1961. Pilote finished in the top four in Norris Trophy voting eight (!) times, all consecutively. He was a three-time winner, collecting the honor in 1962-63, 1963-64 and 1964-65.

Pilote was a constant threat to boost offensive production, posting double-digit assists in all of his full seasons in Chicago. Easily one of the best blueliners in team history, and the best Blackhawk to wear No. 3.

Next: No. 4

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