All Time Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks Flashback: Top 100 Countdown Revisited

By Colin Likas
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks speak to the crowd during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks speak to the crowd during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Blackhawks are on a Christmas break, which means we can look back to a recent Blackhawk Up venture that explored the team’s history

Who ranks among the greatest Chicago Blackhawks of all time, in your opinion? There are so many names to choose from in the franchise’s storied history.

Well, Blackhawk Up’s Keith Schultz (with occasional help from others on the staff) ranked his top 100 Blackhawks during the 2017 offseason. So, as the Blackhawks have four days off for the holiday break, we’re looking back at Keith’s list.

There’s some great insight in here from a longtime Blackhawks fan, and Blackhawk Up’s editor for several years. You might not totally agree with all his picks, but you’ll definitely learn more about the Blackhawks from reading back on this list.

So, without further ado, let’s celebrate the Christmas season with the greatest Chicago Blackhawks of all time.

No. 100: Johnny Oduya

No. 99: Kris Versteeg

No. 98: George Gee

No. 97: Jim Cornelison and Wayne Messmer

No. 96: Troy Brouwer

No. 95: Phil Esposito

No. 94: Lloyd Pettit

No. 93: Chelsea Dagger

No. 92: Ron Murphy

No. 91: Bill Wirtz

No. 90: Marcus Kruger

No. 89: Denis DeJordy

No. 88: James D. Norris

No. 87: Trent Yawney

No. 86: Steve Konroyd

No. 85: Nikolai Khabibulin

No. 84: Jeff Shantz

No. 83: Denis DeJordy (accidental repeat!)

No. 82: Andrew Ladd

No. 81: Steve Ludzik

No. 80: Wayne Presley

No. 79: Mike Karakas

No. 78: Brian Campbell

No. 77: Wayne Presley (accidental repeat!)

No. 76: Gary Suter

No. 75: Mike Karakas (accidental repeat!)

No. 74: Moose Vasko

No. 73: Antti Niemi

No. 72: Richard Redmond

No. 71: Kyle Calder

No. 70: Richard Preston

No. 69: Paul Thompson

No. 68: Ivan Boldirev

No. 67: Antti Niemi (accidental repeat!)

No. 66: Brent Sutter

No. 65: Brandon Saad

No. 64: Murray Bannerman

No. 63: Brent Sutter (accidental repeat!)

No. 62: Curt Fraser

No. 61: Dale Tallon

No. 60: Bob Pulford

No. 59: Doug Jarrett

No. 58: Corey Crawford

No. 57: Philip Russell

No. 56: Ed Litzenberger

No. 55: John Marks

No. 54: Max Bentley

No. 53: Steve Thomas

No. 52: Darryl Sutter

No. 51: Mike Keenan

No. 50: Corey Crawford (accidental repeat!)

No. 49: Alexei Zhamnov

No. 48: Steve Sullivan

No. 47: This one may have been accidentally skipped

No. 46: Grant Mulvey

No. 45: Tom Lysiak

No. 44: Brent Seabrook

No. 43: Mush March

No. 42: Charlie Gardiner

No. 41: Rocky Wirtz

No. 40: Eric Daze

No. 39: Bill Hay

No. 38: Joel Quenneville

No. 37: Jocelyn Thibault

No. 36: Chico Maki

No. 35: Cliff Koroll

No. 34: Keith Brown

No. 33: Troy Murray

No. 32: Dick Graham

No. 31: Jim Pappin

No. 30: Kenny Wharram

No. 29: Patrick Sharp

No. 28: Doug Bentley

No. 27: Bill Mosienko

No. 26: Johnny Gottselig

No. 25: Pat Foley

No. 24: Bob Murray

No. 23: Billy Reay

No. 22: Eric Nesterenko

No. 21: Dennis Hull

No. 20: Pit Martin

No. 19: Bill White

No. 18: Al Secord

No. 17: Pat Stapleton

No. 16: Ed Belfour

No. 15: Tony Amonte

No. 14: Keith Magnuson

No. 13: Marian Hossa

No. 12: Chris Chelios

No. 11: Pierre Pilote

No. 10: Doug Wilson

No. 9: Glenn Hall

No. 8: Tony Esposito

No. 7: Jeremy Roenick

No. 6: Duncan Keith

No. 5: Steve Larmer

No. 4: Denis Savard

No. 3: Bobby Hull

No. 2: Stan Mikita

No: 1: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane

Next: 5 Thoughts After Blackhawks' 4-1 Loss To Devils

What do you think about these picks? Let us know in the comments section below, or on Twitter/Facebook. Also, if you have other ideas for Blackhawks history posts we can do in the future, shoot them our way. In a long season, getting ideas for posts always helps.

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