During the 2010s, the Chicago Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups. Here are the five best players that didn’t win a Stanley Cup, while playing for the Blackhawks during the 2010s, in no order.
It doesn’t seem real that Artemi Panarin even played for the Chicago Blackhawks now after the great success he’s found since leaving the team. Panarin helped carry a Blue Jackets team to the playoffs in 2018-19 while being paid over $11M to play for the Rangers in 2019-20.
From the 2016 season to the 2017 season, Panarin was apart of the Blackhawks roster, playing mostly with Patrick Kane.
During those two seasons in Chicago, Panarin missed just two games, scoring 61 goals with 90 assists for 151 points. He’d also win the Calder Trophy in 2016, as Rookie of the Year, alongside Kane’s MVP season.
In the playoffs, the Blackhawks were 3-8 with Panarin, getting swept in 2017 by the Predators. The weird thing was, Panarin wasn’t the problem in 2017 when he was traded away. Kane and Panarin were the glue to the team, keeping them at the top of the league in scoring.
Still, I can complain all day but the fans will never get that time back without Panarin. I wonder what great things Kane and Panarin could have accomplished during the last few seasons. Panarin has been a franchise forward since leaving in 2017. Imagine if he had Kane playing next to him.