Five Overlooked Chicago Blackhawks From Recent Championships

Chicago Blackhawks, Stanley Cup (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Brad Richards #91, Chicago Blackhawks
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4 Brad Richards

When Brad Richards signed with the Blackhawks during the 2014 offseason, I was ecstatic. The team added a very talented center that could be a true number two center on this team. Over the course of the entire season, Richards really came into his own with the team and got comfortable, gearing up for a great playoff run to come.

In 76 games during the regular season, Richards had 12 goals and 25 assists with the team. Then during the playoffs, he put up three goals and 11 assists. Richards’s contributions to Chicago are often overlooked due to how good Antoine Vermette was with the ‘Hawks during the playoffs that season, but Richards did provide the city with this big moment.

The final goal of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs was from none other than Patrick Kane. However, it was initially set up by a steal in the defensive end by Brandon Saad and an immaculate pass from Brad Richards.