Five Overlooked Chicago Blackhawks From Recent Championships

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Michal Handzus #26, Chicago Blackhawks
Michal Handzus #26, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

5 Michal Handzus

Michal Handzus spent two seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. After getting traded from San Jose to Chicago in the hopes of winning his first Stanley Cup in 2013. He accomplished that goal and was the first to hoist the Stanley Cup after captain Jonathan Toews.

Handzus averaged 16 minutes of ice time a game during their 2013 playoff run, and he scored three big goals. He even came back the following season with Chicago and again was a big part of the team.

Handzus was a great centerman capable of winning faceoffs for Chicago and basically backed up Jonathan Toews as the number two center during the playoffs. He was a great addition to the penalty kill and overall defensive play of the team.

Handzus only spent two years with the Chicago Blackhawks before calling it a career. But luckily, he did provide one highlight-reel goal I will never forget in 2014 against LA.

Handzus and the next player on this list have one thing in common; they are both centers.