Chicago Blackhawks’ Best At Each Sweater, Nos. 21-30

By Colin Likas
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No. 21: C/RW Stan Mikita (1958-80)

This is a really easy starting point for this portion of the list. We’re only talking about a guy who leads the Blackhawks in all-time scoring with a monstrous 1,467 points. He spent every one of his seasons in Chicago — from age 18 to age 39 — and was fantastic in all facets of the game.

The nine-time All-Star was part of the 1961 Stanley Cup champions, won the Art Ross Trophy four times, took the Hart Trophy twice and was the Lady Byng recipient twice. Naturally, he’s in the Hall of Fame for his efforts.

Mikita posted 80 or more points in nine seasons, including six of seven between 1963 and 1970. He maxed out at 97 points twice, oddly enough not making the All-Star team in one of those seasons. He was also a monster in the postseason, collecting double-digit points in eight postseason runs.

As one last measure of success, we can looks at his offensive point shares — the number of estimated points a player contributed to a team with his offensive output. Mikita surpassed eight points offered to his team four different times. For reference, Patrick Kane has done that twice.

Next: No. 22