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

By Colin Likas
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Jan 26, 2014; New York City, NY, USA; NHL former player Jeremy Roenick skates with youngsters on a miniature rink before the Stadium Series hockey game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 27: C Jeremy Roenick (1988-96)

It’s unfortunate Roenick couldn’t go through his entire career with the Blackhawks, but he was a casualty of the times changing in team culture in the mid-1990s. Before that, Roenick was one of the great hopes for the Blackhawks breaking their Cup drought.

Roenick finished third in Calder Trophy voting behind 66 points his rookie season, then immediately took off into the stratosphere of scoring. After his rookie year, Roenick boasted point totals of 94, 103, 107 and 107 in the following four seasons. Then he got hurt, and then he got traded.

That aside, Roenick was also a major postseason contributor. In Chicago’s run to the 1992 Cup Final, Roenick posted 22 points in 18 games. He also had 18 points in 20 games during the 1990 playoffs.

Roenick was wildly talented when he broke into the league, posting point shares of 7.7, 9.1, 8.4 and 9.5 in his best seasons with Chicago. It’s too bad we couldn’t see him during his prime years, although the early-career injury likely scaled back what we were going to see.

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