5 Chicago Blackhawks from the 1990s that deserve to have their numbers retired

Steve Larmer deserves to have his number hang from the rafters. Jeremy Roenick, Ed Belfour, and Tony Amonte also should be discussed. Doug Wilson made most of his history in the 1980s, but he played some in the 90s too.
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Ed Belfour. 94. Ed Belfour. player. Ed Belfour. . . 30. .

Belfour played eight seasons for the Blackhawks from 1988 to 1997. He played in 415 career games for the Hawks and 963 career NHL games in a career that included stops in San Jose, Dallas, Toronto, and Florida. He retired with the Panthers after the 2006-07 season at 41. He is also in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

He checks off the first four boxes on the Hawks number retirement criteria.

He won two Vezina Trophies, three Jennings Trophies, and the Calder Trophy during his time with the Hawks. He has the most wins by a Hawks netminder in a season. Belfour checks off being prolific at his position.

Belfour left the organization when the Hawks did not want to pay him more than $4 million that he wanted as a pending free agent. He was traded to San Jose. He then went to Dallas where he won the Stanley Cup.

You would think such an accomplished netminder would have his No. 30 already on a banner in the United Center. His off-ice character might be the reason. He clashed with head coach Mike Keenan and teammates often.

He was arrested in 2020 for public intoxication. He was also arrested in 2007 in Florida for a scuffle with a police officer. He got arrested in 2000 for misdemeanor assault on a hotel security guard and resisting arrest. Belfour offered up to $1 billion to the arresting officers to not take him to jail.