2010 – Chicago Blackhawks

A bit of history

This was the first Stanley Cup championship for Chicago since 1961, which had been the longest active Cup drought; the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 43 year title drought now stands as the longest active streak in the NHL. In addition, the Blackhawks become the fourth major Chicago sports team to win a championship since 1985, joining the 1985 Chicago Bears, the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s, and the 2005 Chicago White Sox.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs, being the first Blawkhawks player to receive this honor. With teammates Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, he won the Olympic Gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, adding the three to the list of Ken Morrow (1980), Steve Yzerman, and Brendan Shanahan (both 2002) as the only players to accomplish this double. Having played for Team USA at the Olympics, Patrick Kane joined Chris Chelios and Brett Hull (both 2002) as having won both the Olympic Silver medal and Stanley Cup in the same year.

Marian Hossa became the first player in NHL history to play in three consecutive Stanley Cup Finals, having previously been part of two runner-up teams, and winning the Cup with his third team.

Roster

ROSTER
Centers Wingers Defensemen
  • 19 Jonathan Toews (Captain)
  • 11 John Madden
  • 36 Dave Bolland
  • 46 Colin Fraser
  • 81 Marian Hossa
  • 29 Bryan Bickell
  • 10 Patrick Sharp (Alt. Capt.)
  • 16 Andrew Ladd
  • 22 Troy Brouwer
  • 32 Kris Versteeg
  • 33 Dustin Byfuglien
  • 37 Adam Burish
  • 55 Ben Eager
  • 82 Tomas Kopecky
  • 88 Patrick Kane
  • 2 Duncan Keith (Alt. Capt.)
  • 4 Niklas Hjalmarsson
  • 5 Brent Sopel
  • 6 Jordan Hendry
  • 7 Brent Seabrook
  • 24 Nick Boynton
  • 8 Kim Johnsson
Goaltenders
  • 31 Anti Niemi
  • 39 Cristobal Huet

What do you think of the Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup ring?

8.5 out of 10
Previous ArticleNext Article