The Top 25 Chicago Blackhawks In Franchise History

By Jimmy Lynch
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Dirk Graham, Chicago Blackhawks
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24 Dirk Graham

Dirk Graham spent eight seasons with the Blackhawks from the years 1988-1995. During that time, Graham put up 343 points in 546 games with the team.

Graham was captain of the Blackhawks from 1988 through 1994. During this time, Graham and the Blackhawks made it to the playoffs every season, including two longer runs in 1989 and 1992.

Graham, who is widely known for his defensive play, won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 1991. Graham was a spark for the Blackhawks that helped make them a better team. He just missed the next player on this list by one season as they never did get to play together in Chicago.

23 Eddie Olczyk

While Olcyk only spent 5 years with the Blackhawks as a player, he has spent a long time with the team as their color analyst during the games. Olczyk put up 209 points in 322 games with the Blackhawks at the beginning and ending of his career.

Drafted third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1984 draft, Olczyk was one of the Blackhawks brightest looking stars. When you consider the fact that he is from Chicago, it looked like the team was ready to embrace Olczyk as their next star.

After just three seasons, Olczyk was traded along with Al Secord to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Rick Vaive, Steve Thomas, and Bob McGill. This trade really did not age well as Olczyk would go on to win a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers and spend time with a handful of NHL teams.

Olczyk is a well-respected face of the NHL thanks to all of his time with different NHL teams and the fact that he is seen on air with NBC throughout the entire season. I am happy that we can call Eddie Olczyk a member of the Blackhawks organization, and believe he earned this spot of 23rd on our list.

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