the chicago blackhawks have had a long history as one of the “original six franchises” of the national hockey league. There have been a number of Hall of Famers and colorful personalities who have donned the famous Blackhawks sweaters over the decades. this list chronicles the top 20 scorers in team history.
- 1 1. bobby helmet (604)
- 2 2. stan mikita (541)
- 3 3. patrick kane (430)
- 4 4. steve larmer (406)
- 5 5. denis savard (377)
- 6 6. jonathan toews (357)
- 7 7. dennis helmet (298)
- 8 8. tony amonte (268)
- 9 9. jeremy roenick (267)
- 10 10. bill mosienko (258)
- 11 11. kenny wharram (252)
- 12 12. patrick acute (249)
- 13 13. pit martin (243)
- 14 14. eric stun (226)
- 15 15. doug wilson (225)
- 16 16. doug bentley (217)
- 17 17. jim pappin (216)
- 18 18. to the second (213)
- 19 19. koroll cliff (208)
- 20 20. eric nesterenko (207)
1. bobby helmet (604)
the golden jet began to rewrite the record book when it arrived in chicago in 1957. it remains the yardstick to which all blackhawks players are held. he is the only player in franchise history to score more than 600 goals. He is not only the franchise’s all-time leader in goals, but he is also fifth in assists (549), second in points (1,153) and fourth in games played (1,036).
hull was a stanley cup winner, a 12-time all-star, a two-time hart trophy winner and a once lady byng trophy winner. He won the second of three Art Ross trophies for being the league’s top scorer in 1961-62 by becoming the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season. it was the first of five 50-goal seasons for the Blackhawks.
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Hull’s time with the Blackhawks came to an end in 1972 when he decided to sign with the Winnipeg Jets in the upstart World Hockey Association. This scenario of a superstar player leaving Chicago because the Wirtz family wouldn’t pay them fair market value is something Blackhawks fans would get used to for decades.
2. stan mikita (541)
While Hull is the Blackhawks’ all-time leading scorer, Mikita is the greatest player in franchise history. he is second all-time with 541 goals and leads the franchise with 926 assists and 1,467 points. he spent his entire career with the blackhawks and was seen many times in the united center cheering on his team during their recent run of stanley cup success. Chicago and the entire hockey world mourned his death on August 10. 7, 2018.
mikita won two hart trophies for league most valuable player and four art ross trophies in his career. he was an eight-time all-star and his name was engraved on the stanley cup in 1961.
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Her back-to-back lady bing trophies for being the league’s “Most Gentlemanly Player” might be her most impressive feat. he had 26 total penalty minutes during the 1966-67 and 1967-68 seasons, after recording a combined 300 penalty minutes during the 1963-64 and 1964-65 seasons.
3. patrick kane (430)
kane is the first of two active players on this list. He has pretty much accomplished everything one could imagine since the Blackhawks selected him first overall in 2007. He has been a part of three Stanley Cup-winning teams to go along with their Calder, Hart, Ross and Conn Smythe trophies.
At just 32 years old, Kane should have no problem reaching the 500 goal plateau if he continues to play at a high level. Aside from a broken collarbone in 2015, he hasn’t had much of an injury history and has missed just one game in the past five seasons. can you give the helmet a run for the all time record? only time will tell.
4. steve larmer (406)
larmer is one of the best late-round picks in nhl history. The Blackhawks selected him in the sixth round of the 1980 entry draft. He won the Calder Trophy by scoring 43 goals and 90 points in his 1982-83 rookie season.
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larmer is not only one of only three players in team history to score 400 goals, but he was also a true workhorse. He didn’t miss a single game from the start of his rookie year until his final season with the Blackhawks in 1992-93.
larmer was transferred to the hartford whalers on november 1st. 2, 1993, for Bryan Marchment, Eric Weinrich, and Poulin. The Whalers later traded him to the New York Rangers, where he won the Stanley Cup in 1994. How he is not inducted into the hockey hall of fame is a mystery.
5. denis savard (377)
The Blackhawks selected Savard with the third overall pick in the 1980 entry draft, six rounds before landing Biggest. He brought a rare combination of skating, passing and scoring, much like we’ve seen from Kane over the last 12 years.
savard scored 351 goals in his first stint with the blackhawks. He was traded by the Montreal Canadiens on June 29, 1990 for his fellow future Hall of Famer Chris Chelios. he was a stanley cup champion in his first season in montreal, but he never had the same personal success that he had early in his career.
After a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he was traded to the Blackhawks in 1995 and scored the last 26 goals of his career in 145 games.
6. jonathan toews (357)
toews fell to the blackhawks as the third pick in the 2006 entry draft after st. louis blues selected defenseman erik johnson and the pittsburgh penguins selected center jordan staal. he made an immediate impact with 24 goals and 54 points in his rookie season. He finished third in the Calder Trophy voting behind Kane and Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals.
became the youngest captain in franchise history at the start of the 2008-09 season and has worn the c on his sweater ever since. In 2010, he won the Conn Smyth Trophy while guiding the Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup victory in 49 years. Toews has scored at least 20 goals in each of his first 12 full seasons in the NHL. he is likely to finish his career in the top four in all-time goals scored for the franchise.
7. dennis helmet (298)
despite being overshadowed by his older brother, bobby, dennis hull still had a great career. The Silver Jet had great success in the mph line with Pit Martin and Jim Pappin, including scoring 40 career goals from him in 1970-71. He appeared in 904 games for the Blackhawks before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1977. He played one season and scored his 300th career NHL goal before retiring.
8. tony amonte (268)
The Blackhawks acquired Amonte from the Rangers on March 21, 1994, for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan. He then scored 268 of his 416 NHL career goals in 627 games with the Blackhawks. He reunited with his former Thayer Academy teammate Jeremy Roenick and they formed a one-two punch.
In a stretch of seven seasons from 1995 to 2002, Amonte had six seasons of at least 31 goals, including four seasons of more than 41 goals, and only missed two games. He left the Blackhawks after the 2001-02 season and signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes.
9. jeremy roenick (267)
roenick was one of the most popular players in blackhawks history for being an elite goalscorer while playing a tough, physical style of hockey. He was selected eighth overall in the 1988 entry draft. He had a four-season streak of at least 41 goals, including 53 and 50 goals in 1991-92 and 1992-93, respectively. He scored 12 goals and 22 points in the Blackhawks’ run to the 1992 Stanley Cup Final.
money was the driving force that got him out of chicago. on Aug. On January 16, 1996, Roenick was traded to the Coyotes for Alexei Zhamnov, Craig Mills and a first-round pick that was used to select Ty Jones, who only played 14 games in his NHL career.
10. bill mosienko (258)
mosienko set the standard early on in blackhawks history as he was the franchise leader in goals until hull and mikita came to town. He spent his entire 14-season career with the Blackhawk, playing 711 games between 1941 and 1955. He had two 30-goal seasons; he scored a career-high 32 goals in 1943-44 before scoring 31 eight years later in 1951-52. The Hall of Famer still holds the record for the fastest hat-trick in NHL history when he scored three goals in 21 seconds against the Rangers on March 23, 1952.
11. kenny wharram (252)
like mosienko, wharram spent his entire 14-season career with the blackhawks; He made his NHL debut in 1951 and retired in 1969. He was a member of the 1961 Stanley Cup-winning team. Wharram had his greatest success as a member of the famous “scooter line,” including seven consecutive seasons of at least 20 goals.
The original lineup included wharram, mikita, and veteran ted lindsay. after lindsay dropped out, ab mcdonald took over and the line didn’t stop.
12. patrick acute (249)
sharp was acquired in one of the best trades in blackhawks history. on Dec. On January 5, 2005, the Blackhawks traded Matt Ellison to the Philadelphia Flyers for Sharp. Ellison played in seven games for the Flyers while Sharp was a major part of three Stanley Cups.
scored a career-high 36 goals in 2007-08, the same year kane, toews and many young players who would be part of a championship two years later debuted. he had four seasons of at least 33 goals and can still be seen as part of the blackhawks broadcast team.
13. pit martin (243)
While Martin played for four different teams during his career, he had his most success with the Blackhawks. He was acquired from the Boston Bruins in the ill-fated Phil Esposito trade. yes, martin had a hot streak in chicago, but he was not the elite scorer that he became esposito.
He had a streak of six consecutive seasons with at least 22 goals before scoring a career-high 32 times in 1975-76. His time with the Blackhawks ended when he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in 1977 for future considerations, eventually becoming goalie Murray Bannerman.
14. eric stun (226)
daze never received so much credit for what a good player he was. Unfortunately, chronic back problems kept him from reaching his full potential. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1993 entry draft with the pick the Blackhawks received from the Buffalo Sabers for Dominik Hasek.
had five seasons with 30 goals or more, including a career-high 38 in 2001-02; the only season he played in all 82 games. three back surgeries in five years failed to get him into playing shape and he called it quits after the 2005-06 season opener aged just 30.
15. doug wilson (225)
Wilson is the only defenseman to appear on this list. The Blackhawks selected him sixth overall in the 1977 amateur draft. His 39 goals during his Norris Trophy-winning season in 1981-82 are the fourth-most by any defense, in a single season, in NFL history. the nhl
his time in chicago ended in 1991 when he was traded to the san jose sharks, where he remains their general manager to this day. His 237 career goals are his 12th among all NHL blueliners.
16. doug bentley (217)
the bentley family was the sutter family decades before the sutters hit the nhl scene. Doug was one of six brothers who played professional hockey. He led the NHL in goalscoring in consecutive seasons, first with 33 goals in 1942-43.
The following season, he formed the first line of brothers with max and reg and led the league with a career-high 38 goals. Injuries forced him to retire in 1951, but he returned to play 20 games for the New York Rangers during the 1953-54 season. Bentley, a four-time all-star, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1964.
17. jim pappin (216)
After winning two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pappin was traded to the Blackhawks for Pierre Pilote in 1968. He made an immediate impact, scoring 30 goals in his first season in Chicago. He scored at least 22 goals in each of his seven seasons with the Blackhawks. he had 41 goals in 1972-73 and 36 goals, at age 35, in his final season with the Blackhawks two years later. He was traded to the California Seals after the 1974-75 season.
18. to the second (213)
secord was a fan favorite during his six seasons with the blackhawks. He was acquired from the Bruins in exchange for defenseman Mike O’Connell. he was loved not only for scoring goals, but also for the physicality of him while playing alongside savard.
In 1981-82, he scored 44 goals and accumulated 303 penalty minutes, becoming the first player to score 40 goals with more than 300 penalty minutes. the following season he scored a career-high 54 goals. he was traded to the maple leafs, along with eddie olczyk, for rick vaive, steve thomas and bob mcgill in 1987. he re-signed with the blackhawks for the 1989-90 season, his last in the nhl, and scored 14 goals in 43 games. Secord is currently a commercial pilot for American Airlines.
19. koroll cliff (208)
Koroll spent his entire NHL career with the Blackhawks, playing in 814 games over 11 seasons between 1969 and 1980. He had five seasons of at least 21 goals, including a career-high 33 goal production, in 1972-73. After retiring from it, Koroll spent six seasons as the Blackhawks’ assistant coach. He currently serves as president of the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association.
20. eric nesterenko (207)
Nesterenko concludes this list as the 20th and last player to score at least 200 goals in a Blackhawks uniform. he spent 16 of his 22 nhl seasons in chicago and was a part of the 1961 stanley cup team. he was acquired by the blackhawks, along with goaltender harry lumley, from the maple leafs for $40,000 in 1956. he only had one 20-goal season in his career and it was in 1957-58. Nesterenko was best known as one of the best penalty takers in the league during his playing time.