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Chicago Blackhawks’ 2013 Championship Roster: Where Are They Now?

By Colin Likas
CHICAGO - JUNE 28: Marian Hossa, forward for the Chicago Blackhawks, raises the Stanley Cup Trophy during the Chicago Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup Championship rally at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on JUNE 28, 2013. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JUNE 28: Marian Hossa, forward for the Chicago Blackhawks, raises the Stanley Cup Trophy during the Chicago Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup Championship rally at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on JUNE 28, 2013. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Blackhawks Twitter is waiting for the free agency period to open up, so those perusing the website were treated to memories of a Stanley Cup parade

Five years ago today, the Chicago Blackhawks were holding a parade to celebrate their second Stanley Cup win in the last four years. This was the event at which Corey Crawford swore on live TV.

Blackhawks Twitter spent today recalling the massive spectacle of red and white.

This of course leads to the question: Where are they now? With the NHL’s salary cap tighter than that of the other major sports leagues, players come and go from rosters with ease.

So where are all the members of the Blackhawks’ 2013 playoff roster right now? Let’s find out. (For the record, I’m only including guys who put up some sort of stats in the postseason.)

Bryan Bickell

It’s been well-publicized that Bickell retired from hockey after the 2016-17 campaign following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The Blackhawks traded him to Carolina during the 2016 offseason to get his cap hit off the books, which also resulted in Teuvo Teravainen being shipped out.

Dave Bolland

The Rat’s NHL career was rocky, to say the least, after he was moved just days following this parade. He was traded to Toronto and later wound up in Florida. He competed in 101 NHL games between those squads, posting 40 points and most recently suiting up in 2016.

Brandon Bollig

The pugilist’s best NHL season came right after the 2013 campaign, as he collected 14 regular-season points in 2013-14. But his NHL tenure has hit a rough patch since, as he most recently skated with the Calgary Flames during the 2015-16 season. He spent all of last year in the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda and Milwaukee Admirals.

Sheldon Brookbank

He played one more season in the NHL, with the Blackhawks, before transitioning to the KHL, Swedish league and AHL. The defenseman/occasional forward last played in 2017, with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, and now is behind the Rockford IceHogs’ bench as an assistant coach.

Daniel Carcillo

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Carcillo split his final two NHL seasons between the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks. The noted fighter since has become an outspoken voice against the NHL, for what Carcillo and many others see as a cover-up of concussion-related injuries.

Corey Crawford

The goaltender helped Chicago to the Stanley Cup again in 2015, but has spent the last few seasons trying to fend off an increased number of shots behind a downtrodden defense. He’s now stuck in some sort of injury limbo, as the Blackhawks brass declines to be totally clear about his health situation.

Michael Frolik

After serving as a solid role player for the Blackhawks, Frolik took his talents to Winnipeg and posted back-to-back 42-point seasons. That garnered him a nice contract from Calgary, where he’s maxed out at 44 points over his first three campaigns.

Michal Handzus

The late-season acquisition came up with 11 points during the playoffs while working frequently alongside Patrick Kane. He participated in one last season with Chicago before moving on from the NHL and beginning competition for a league in his native Slovakia. He now suits up for HC ’05 Banská Bystrica.

Niklas Hjalmarsson

One half of the Blackhawks’ shutdown defensive pairing, Hjalmarsson won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2015 before being a surprise trade casualty last offseason. He dealt with injuries in his first season at Arizona, but re-signed with the Coyotes on a one-year deal.

Marian Hossa

Hossa went through some major ups and downs before his recent retirement from the game due to a skin condition aggravated by wearing his hockey equipment. He added 199 regular-season points and 36 postseason points over his last four years.

Patrick Kane

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    Duncan Keith

    The defensive ironman, even while struggling more of late, went on to win the Conn Smythe Trophy after the 2015 Cup victory. Up until last season, he was producing points at a pretty regular clip, even while going through continuing knee issues.

    Marcus Kruger

    After being the Blackhawks’ shutdown center through the 2013 and 2015 Cup wins, he received a healthy contract for a bottom-six forward in 2016. This eventually resulted in him getting moved and winding up in Carolina, where he posted six points in just 48 games last season. He now plays for the Arizona Coyotes.

    Nick Leddy

    The one who got away from the Blackhawks after the 2013-14 season ended in the Western Conference finals, Leddy has gone on to be a top-pairing defenseman with the New York Islanders. He’s tallied 155 regular-season points and nine playoff points in four seasons with the Isles.

    Johnny Oduya

    The other half of Chicago’s shutdown defensive pairing won the Cup again with Chicago in 2015, but his play just wasn’t as good as it had been two years prior. After a stint with Dallas, he wound up back in Chicago to try and bail out the 2016-17 defense. He spent 2017-18 with Ottawa and Philadelphia.

    Michal Rozsival

    The defenseman who refuses to retire, Rozsival already seemed on his last legs during the 2013 Cup run. But he made that same run in 2015 and kept hanging around until being seriously injured by a Nick Ritchie sucker punch in 2017. Rozsival has been on long-term injured reserve ever since.

    Brandon Saad

    Much lambasted for having a single bad year when almost everyone else was as well, Saad proved a more integral part of the 2015 Cup winner than the 2013 one. Saad was shipped out after the 2015 victory with his contract demands being too high, but he came back from Columbus in 2017 as part of the Panarin deal.

    Brent Seabrook

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    Much lambasted for being very slow in recent seasons, Seabrook’s game on the back end has taken a nosedive since the 2015 Cup win. But he’s still fondly remembered by many fans for his importance to the organization to date, even if his contract may be getting shopped.

    Patrick Sharp

    After being part of the 2015 Cup run, he went off to Dallas for a tenure that started well before devolving into injury madness. That didn’t stop him from returning to Chicago for the 2017-18 campaign and getting a nice farewell after an underwhelming last NHL season. He joined the NBC Sports television booth for playoff hockey this year as well.

    Andrew Shaw

    The Mutt stepped up in important spots during both the 2013 and 2015 Cup runs, but proved indispensable (some will debate this) after the 2015-16 campaign. He was moved to Montreal, where he’s done little other than cause controversy with hits and poor behavior.

    Ben Smith

    Fondly remembered for coming seemingly out of nowhere to contribute key goals in the 2011 playoffs, Smith wasn’t doing a whole lot by this point. During the 2014-15 season, he was surprisingly moved for Andrew Desjardins. But considering he hasn’t played in the NHL since the 2016-17 season, it looks like the Blackhawks had the right idea.

    Viktor Stalberg

    The “fast but unlucky” guy of this bunch, Stalberg left Chicago after this season and went on to play for Nashville, the New York Rangers, Carolina and Ottawa — in average to below-average fashion at all stops. He had a solid campaign last year, though, playing for a Swiss League team (54 points in 51 games).

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    Jonathan Toews

    Still the captain of the Blackhawks after another Cup win in 2015, Toews has been beaten up on social media for “not living up to his contract.” Perhaps that’s so nowadays, but there’s no doubt his impact on this organization is unforgettable, and there’s still time for a renaissance of sorts.

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