Sport is one of the most influential industries in the world. Why? Think about this. What will you feel when someone beats your bet? Do you feel like you want to pound your bet’s opponent? That’s how sports influenced our lives, especially in our emotions.
There are lots of sports around the world. Some are popular, and some are played only at different tribes. There are lots of sports which are popular, such as Basketball, Baseball, Football and many more. You can prove it if you are watching the Olympics and any sports events. One of the most popular sports today that we will focus on is ice hockey.
What is ice hockey, and how is it played? Ice hockey is a team sport that is usually played on ice. The game play is almost like in Soccer. The difference is you will use a stick to move the hard rubber hockey puck into the net of your opponent. It is a fun sport, but not an easy game.
In the world of ice hockey competition, one of the most famous teams playing this sport is the Chicago Blackhawks. But before we review the members of the Chicago Blackhawks, let us first know a little background about this team.
The Chicago Blackhawks began playing in the ice hockey competition in the 1926-27 game season. Its name derived from a military unit named ‘Blackhawks Division.’ This team was held by different coaches, and gladly, the team keeps its wings to soar high. Why? To know this, let us know the ten best players of the Chicago Blackhawks. Are you excited to know them? We can’t keep you waiting to meet the team members.
10. Corey Crawford
Our tenth player of the Chicago Blackhawks is the one who wears jersey no. 50. It is Corey Crawford. He is a Canadian who serves a goaltender in the team Blackhawks and also, completes as a member of Team Canada in international games of ice hockey. He has a height of 188 cm tall that gives him the advantage to stand firm against their opponents. He is one of the best goaltenders in ice hockey competition. In fact, he is the one in the Blackhawks team who won 30 times last March 2011 in Detroit. Also, because of his great ability to play as goaltender, he received different awards and recognition such as Defensive Player of the Year last 2003-2004.
9. Brent Seabrook
The one who wears jersey no. 7 entered our ninth slot of our list of members of the Chicago Blackhawks. Who is he? It’s Brent Seabrook. He is also a Canadian and serves as a defenseman in his team. He also played for Canada. But before he served as a defenseman in his present team, he played different minor and major ice hockey events before he became part of Chicago Blackhawks such as Western Hockey League (WHL) events. It is the reason why he became one of the best players of Blackhawks and also, in Team Canada, wherein they won three gold medals in different World Cup Championships seasons.
8. Duncan Keith
Duncan Keith is our eighth player of the Chicago Blackhawks. He is the one who wears jersey no. 2. Duncan Keith is a Canadian and played as defenseman for Chicago Blackhawks. He is one of the best and most famous players of the Chicago Blackhawks. Why? He can play for offensive and shutdown roles. His ability in playing ice hockey was built in his early life as an amateur ice hockey player. His career as a professional ice hockey player started to shine when he was one of the players selected by the management of Chicago Blackhawks in 2002 NHL Entry Draft. In terms of international competition, he serves for Canada and they won different medals including the Winter Olympics. In fact, they won the gold medal in the 2004 Sochi Winter Olympics.
7. Jonathan Toews
Another Canadian filled our seventh slot of our list. Jonathan Toews is a Canadian ice Hockey player who serves as a center in the team Chicago Blackhawks and also, in the team Canada in international competition of ice hockey. He is the one who wears jersey no. 19 in the team. He is one of the best players of the Chicago Blackhawks. In fact, he is one of the Chicago Blackhawks members who extended the contract to the team. He is also an alternate captain of the Blackhawks. In team Canada, after he entered this team, they won different medals including 6 gold medals and silver medal.
6. Viktor Stalberg
Victor Stalberg is our sixth player of the Chicago Blackhawks. He wears jersey no. 25. Stalberg is a Swedish ice hockey player and serves as the right wing of the team and played as a member of team Sweden. Before he became a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, he played as an amateur player at the University of Vermont, and he got very good records in his school. After his career as an amateur player, he started his career as a professional ice hockey competitor in Toronto Marlies. Then, he was traded to Chicago Blackhawks wherein he won the 2003 Stanley Cup. Today, he signed a contract with the Nashville Predators.
5. Patrick Sharp
Our fifth player of the Chicago Blackhawks is Patrick Sharp. He is the one who wears jersey no.10 and plays as forward in the team. He is a Canadian ice hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks. His previous team was Philadelphia Flyers where he started his career as a professional after he was selected in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. In his career seasons of being a Chicago Blackhawks member, he created very good records. In fact, He became the most valuable player in 2011 NHL All-Star Game. His great ability as an ice hockey player came into international football when he was one of the players who represented Canada in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics wherein Canada is the gold medallist in ice hockey.
4. Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane, the one who wears jersey no. 88, is our fourth player under the team Chicago Blackhawks. He is an American ice hockey player who serves as a center and right wing of the Chicago Blackhawks. He played ice hockey in his minor age. In fact, he is one of the players who represented the United States in 2006 IIHF U18 Championships wherein they won the gold medal. Also, in 2010 Vancouver Olympics, they won a silver medal wherein he created six goals. In his career as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, he showed his ability in playing ice hockey. In the 2013 Stanley Cup, he was awarded as the most valuable player and he received Conn Smythe Trophy.
3. Marian Hossa
Now, we bring you the top three best players of the Chicago Blackhawks. Our third player is Marian Hossa, the one who wears jersey no. 81. He is a Slovak ice hockey player and serves as both right and left wing. But before he became Chicago Blackhawks’ player, he played with different teams such as Ottawa Senators, wherein he served this by six years, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. Also, he plays as one of the representatives of Slovakia in International plays but unfortunately, Slovakia didn’t win a medal due to powerful opponents especially Canada. But still, Hossa is one of the top players of the Blackhawks.
2. Daniel Carcillo
Our second player is Daniel Carcillo, the one who wears jersey no. 13. He is a Canadian ice hockey player and currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a professional tryout contract. In his playing season with Chicago Blackhawks, he won his first Stanley Cup after defeating Boston Bruin in a score of 3-2 in favor of Blackhawks. In his time as part of the Chicago Blackhawks, he suffered from different struggles while playing. He was suspended for seven games after a major penalty. Also, he underwent a surgery after his suspension ended. Now, he was under the Pittsburgh Penguins for 2014 training camp.
1. Dave Bolland
Our first Chicago Blackhawks player is Dave Bolland. He wears jersey no. 36 in Chicago Blackhawks. He is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and serves as Center. Currently, he plays for the team Florida Panthers as a free agent. What things make him remarkable in the Chicago Blackhawks? He and his team won their first Stanley Cup and its second Stanley Cup, Bolland used his ability to score and gave his team a sweet victory. He also played in international competition in the team Canada wherein they won gold medal in 2006 Vancouver World Junior Championship.
Do you freeze while we are counting down the best Chicago Blackhawks members? The journey of the Chicago Blackhawks has not ended. Let us find out soon the future of one of the best teams of ice hockey competition, the Chicago Blackhawks.