Editorials

Chicago Blackhawks’ Best At Each Sweater, Nos. 11-20

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. 15: RW Eric Nesterenko (1956-72)

Nesterenko was in the league in a long, long time. And while he was never spectacular, he was consistent. And that has to count for something, especially when Artem Anisimov — wearing the number for one season — was probably second or third in the running here.

Nesterenko had already played five NHL seasons by the time he got to Chicago. After playing in just 24 games his first season with the Blackhawks, he was pretty durable. Nesterenko played in fewer than 67 games just three times in the next 15 seasons he spent in Chicago.

He also tallied between 26 and 40 points in all but two of those campaigns (the last two, at ages 37 and 38). The two-time All-Star produced five points in 11 games during the Blackhawks run to the 1961 Stanley Cup as well.

Next: No. 16

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