Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Game Changers during 2010s

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Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks
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Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa is one of the greatest Blackhawks players of all time, helping them to three Stanley Cups and helping bring great leadership to a younger locker room when joining the team in 2010. Hossa has the great story of going to the Stanley Cup Finals three years in a row, losing the first two before finally winning with the Blackhawks.

As a Blackhawk, Hossa scored 186 goals with 229 assists for 415 points. In the playoffs, Hossa added 21 goals with 52 assists for 73 points.

The Blackhawks don’t win three Stanley Cups without Hossa. He brought great leadership to the roster, something that the young team needed in 2009-10. As they progressed and gained playoff experience together, two more Stanley Cups came their way.

It’s a shame how Hossa’s career ended, but he won’t be remembered for that. He is remembered for his great moments in the playoffs, including his overtime goal against Nashville, after committing a five-minute penalty, that almost cost the Blackhawks the game.

Rumors of Hossa joining the team as a coach in the near future is very possibly. It would be good to see him back with the team, even as a coach or an executive.