The Blackhawks were looking forward to the attributes of Tony Amonte, after acquiring him late in the 1993-94 season from the New York Rangers. He was a right-winger with a left-handed shot and was as deceptive as he was skilled. Known for his quick slapshot following an abrupt stop at the point, he wasn’t shy to also show off his speed as he’d burst towards the net and blow by most defenders.
Amonte averaged over 36 goals per year in his four most successful seasons with Chicago throughout the 90s, all without the supporting cast of stars surrounding him like some other rosters enjoyed before (and after) his time there.
Yet, he was still able to put up the numbers he did consistently and the joy with every goal he scored was contagious. Amonte also represented Chicago in two All-Star games.