The Chicago Blackhawks' history has featured a boatload of stars and Hall of Famers.
While there have not been many Stanley Cups—just five since beginning play in 1926-27—some of the greatest names who have played for the team have become legends in the sport.
In this piece, we rank the five greatest players in the organization's history. We give great weight to the Blackhawks' two Stanley Cups in the last five seasons, and that has much to do with the presence of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on this list. However, those players are just starting the prime of their careers, and they have a long way to go before their legacy is complete.
We have full respect for players like Tony Esposito, Chris Chelios, Glenn Hall, Pierre Pilote, Doug Wilson and Steve Larmer, but none of them made the cut. Here are the top five players who have skated at the United Center or the dear, departed Chicago Stadium.