All Time Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks’ Best At Each Sweater, Nos. 41-50

By Colin Likas
Mar 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) is congratulated by center Jonathan Toews (19) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) for a victory against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Red Wings 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) is congratulated by center Jonathan Toews (19) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) for a victory against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Red Wings 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) after game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 43: Brandon Saad (2011-12)

Blackhawks fans will recall Saad as No. 20 with Chicago. Ah, but he wore No. 43 with the team in a brief two-game call-up during the 2011-12 season. And do we really want James Wisniewski to be the winner of this spot? Didn’t think so.

Saad finally got his chance (albeit in No. 20) to make a serious impact when Daniel Carcillo went down in 2013. Make an impact Saad did, as he collected 26 points in just 47 games and went on to become a solid piece of Chicago’s top six (when Joel Quenneville could be bothered to put him there).

Saad finished with 126 points in 208 regular-season games for Chicago, but he really hit his mark in the 2014 and 2015 playoffs. He collected 16 points in the former and 11 in the latter to serve as an important piece for both teams, and he wound up with two Cups for his troubles (in 2013 and 2015; sorry, 2014).

Next: No. 44

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