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The Top 25 Chicago Blackhawks In Franchise History

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Tony Esposito, Chicago Blackhawks
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8 Tony Esposito

Tony Esposito can be described as a Hall of Fame Member, a five-time all-star, a Calder Trophy winner, and a three-time Vezina Trophy winner. Not bad for a Blackhawks netminder.

Esposito is by far the best goalie in Blalckhawks history. After one year with the Montreal Canadians, Esposito was traded t the Blackhawks in 1969. He instantly jumped in and started to make a difference for the Blackhawks. From the age of 26 to the age of 40, Esposito was Chicago’s goalie.

In 873 games with the ‘Hawks, Esposito had a record of 418-302-148. Those 873 games are the most by a Blackhawks goalie, and he leads a lot of other stats as well. Esposito faced 26905 shots against and saved 24376 of those shots. To put it in perspective, the best next total is 18816 shots against from Glenn Hall, another Blalckhawks legend.

7 Denis Savard

Denis Savard was a great player for the Chicago Blackhawks. Savard, who was drafted third overall in 1980, spent 13 years with the Chicago Blackhawks, and from 1980 through 1990 and again in 1994 through 1997, Savard was a great leader on the ‘Hawks.

Savard is the Blackhawks franchise leader for points per game at 1.24 points per game. In 881 games with the team, he scored 377 goals and had 719 assists for a total of 1096 points.

If Savard was not traded from the ‘Hawks to Montreal, he probably would have led the team in points in franchise history, giving Stan Mikita a run for his money. While it is sad that Savard was traded from the team, he did come back and played another few years and then followed that up by coaching.

Savard is a Hockey Hall of Fame member and a Stanley Cup Champion. He also coached the Blackhawks for three years from 2006 through the 2008-09 season. Savard finished his career with a record of 65-66-16 as a coach and was the first coach for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews.