Chicago Blackhawks: Top 3 Centers during the 2010s

Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images /
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Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks
Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

During the 2010s, the Chicago Blackhawks saw a lot of great players come through. Here are the three best centers the Blackhawks had during that time.

3. Artem Anisimov

Artem Anisimov played for the Chicago Blackhawks from 2016-2019. During those four seasons, Anisimov played in 291 games, where he scored 77 goals with 78 assists for 155 points.

Anisimov was named one of the best players to not win a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks during the 2010s, to begin with, now, he’s added to this list.

He played well behind Jonathan Toews and made an impact when he played with both Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin in the 2016 and 2017 NHL season. He then would take a bottom-six forward rule when Dylan Strome came to town.

Even though Anisimov was traded away in the offseason, he still had more to give on the ice. If it didn’t come down to cap space, Anisimov would still be on the team today. I think the Blackhawks are missing his reliability on special teams.

Still, even though he is gone, Anisimov made a big difference when he was on the ice. He was a perfect number two for the team. Those four seasons with him were worth it.