Artemi Panarin, 27, is tough to put on this list because he was only a Chicago Blackhawk for 2 seasons, but he made a huge impact for those two years.
Until last season (2018-19), Patrick Kane had his best career year with Artemi Panarin by his side.
In 2016, Panarin started his NHL career with 30 Goals and 47 Assists alongside league MVP, Patrick Kane. The two were like a match made in heaven and will always be one of the best season duos.
Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane would have done a lot more together if their time wasn’t cut so short.
Panarin won the Calder Trophy in 2016 while averaging just under a point per game in a Blackhawks uniform and only missed 2 games.
The Breadman had a better shot percentage than Patrick Kane during his time in Chicago and was a 2-time all-star.
The Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane connection will always be something magical and will always be something we will wonder about.
If they would have spent two more seasons playing together, what would have happened?
Chances are the Blackhawks wouldn’t have him anymore going into the 2019-20 season anyway, because of his huge contract.
If Brandon Saad was never brought back, the Blackhawks would have had an extra $6,000,000 AAV to spend on Panarin.
Artemi Panarin was a special player and was a huge part of Patrick Kane’s success both of the years they were together.