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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. Steve Larmer. . player. 94. 28. . Steve Larmer. Steve Larmer.

Larmer's No. 28 not being retired has puzzled Blackhawks fans for years.

Larmer played 13 of his 15 NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. While the majority of his Hawks' career was played in the 1980s, Larmer was outstanding in his final seasons with the Hawks. He had a career-high 101 points during the 1990-91 season.

Larmer's 891 games played for the Hawks is 11th all-time on the franchise. He holds the franchise record for most consecutive games played with 884. His 406 goals for the Hawks rank fourth all-time. Larmer's 517 assists are in the franchise's top 10.

He ranks fifth all-time in points. His 46 goals in the 1984-85 season are the most in a season by a Blackhawks' right wing.

The 43 goals he scored his rookie season is also a franchise rookie record. He won the Calder Trophy in 1983. He made two All-Star teams.

He meets the playing requirement, but being prolific at his position might be his weakest argument. He was usually overshadowed by Savard or Roenick. He did not exactly change the game.

Larmer also is not in the Hall of Fame despite his career points ranking him among the top 100 all-time in the NHL. He did win a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers. Larmer's character has never been questioned. It is still a shock he is not a team ambassador, especially after having Bobby Hull as one despite his very checkered off-ice past.