Tony Amonte was a great player for the Chicago Blackhawks. He led the team throughout all of his time in Chicago and spent much of his prime playing years with the team.
Some have said that Tony Amonte’s career was wasted with his time in Chicago, which can totally be seen as true. Amonte put up 541 points in nine years in Chicago. He was the captain of the Blackhawks and helped make the Blackhawks exciting during a pretty dark time for the team. He watched players like Jeremy Roenick get traded away from the team and stuck around during those dark days.
To me, if Jeremy Roenick deserves a Stanley Cup for his time in Chicago, Tony Amonte deserves five or six Stanley Cups. The closest Amonte ever got to the Stanley Cup was in 2004 with the Philadelphia Flyers when he put up 8 points in 18 games. I hope the next generation of Blackhawks have a chance at the Stanley Cup so we do not have to add another player to a list of best Blackhawks to not win a Cup.
Luckily the next player on this list did win it all after leaving the Blackhawks.