All Time Blackhawks

Highlighting Retired Jersey Numbers for Chicago Blackhawks

By Jimmy Lynch
NEW YORK, NY - 1972: Gene Carr #20 of the New York Rangers fights with Keith Magnuson #3 of the Chicago Blackhawks circa 1972 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1972: Gene Carr #20 of the New York Rangers fights with Keith Magnuson #3 of the Chicago Blackhawks circa 1972 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – 1974: Stan Mikita #21 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates on the ice during an NHL game against the New York Rangers circa 1974 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – 1974: Stan Mikita #21 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates on the ice during an NHL game against the New York Rangers circa 1974 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images) /

#21 — Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita played his entire career with the Blackhawks, 1396 games to be exact. Not only was he inducted into the hall of fame in 1983, 3 years after retiring from the NHL, Mikita is also one of the top 100 players of all time. Mikita won the Stanley Cup in 1961, along with teammates Bobby Hull and Glenn Hall.

Mikita was one of the best centers in the NHL throughout the 1970s. He even won 4 Art Ross Trophies and 2 Hart Trophies during his time in the league. In a time when very few players on the Blackhawks stuck around for their entire career, Mikita did.

Thanks to poor management and cheap ownership, many memorable Blackhawks, like Bobby Hull, never got to finish their career with Chicago. However, Mikita was able to spend his entire time with the team.

Mikita holds countless records with the Chicago Blackhawks, including most games played and most points.

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