Of the four major North American sports, the captain is most noted and recognized in professional hockey. It is an honor bestowed to the player on each team that exemplifies himself as a leader that the other players on the team can skate behind.
Over the years the Chicago Blackhawks have had many different captains that have emerged from within the organization to become outstanding representatives of Blackhawk Hockey.
There have been other captains who have disappointed in terms of on-ice performance; which in most cases correlated with the team's bad play; such as recently with former captains Marty Lapointe and Adrian Aucoin.
But, for the most part the Blackhawks have had some outstanding captains, many of whom remain legends of the franchise to this day.
With Jonathan Toews as the team's current captain, do not expect any new names to grace this impressive list for hopefully many years.