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 emotion.
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 Olympics and any sports events. One of the most popular sports today that we will focus is ice hockey.
What is ice hockey, and how it played? Ice hockey is a team sport that is usually played in 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 played this sport is Chicago Blackhawks. But before we review the members of Chicago Blackhawks, let us first know a little background about this team.
Chicago Blackhawks was begun playing in the ice hockey competition in 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 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 Chicago Blackhawks is the one who wears jersey no. 50. It is Corey Crawford. He is a Canadian serves as 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 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 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 wear jersey no. 7 entered our ninth slot of our list of members of 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 serves 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 as 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 Chicago Blackhawks. He is the one who wears jersey no. 2. Duncan Keith is a Canadian and played as defenseman in the team Chicago Blackhawks. He is one of the best and most famous players of 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 is one of the players who selected by the management of Chicago Blackhawks in 2002 NHL Entry Draft. In terms of international competition, he servers for Canada and they won different medals including the Winter Olympics. In fact, they won gold medal in 2004 Sochi Winter Olympics.
7. Jonathan Toews
Another Canadian filled our seventh slot of our list. Jonathan Toews is a Canadian ice Hockey player 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 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 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 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 member of team Sweden. Before he became member for Chicago Blackhawks, he played as an amateur player in 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 into Chicago Blackhawks wherein he won 2003 Stanley Cup. Today, he was signed a contract for Nashville Predators.
5. Patrick Sharp
Our fifth player of Chicago Blackhawks is Patrick Sharp. He is the one who wears jersey no.10 and played as forward in the team. He is a Canadian ice hockey player of Chicago Blackhawks. His previous team was Philadelphia Flyers where he was started his career as a professional after he selected in 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 when he was one of the players who represent Canada in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics wherein the 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 serves as a center and right wing of Chicago Blackhawks. He played ice hockey in his minor age. In fact, he is one of the players who represent United States in 2006 IIHF U18 Championships wherein they won gold medal. Also, in 2010 Vancouver Olympics, they won silver medal wherein he created six goals. In his career as a member of Chicago Blackhawks, he shows his ability in playing ice hockey. In 2013 Stanley Cup, he 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 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 was 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 representative of Slovakia in International plays but unfortunately, Slovakia didn’t win medal due to powerful opponents especially Canada. But still, Hossa is one of the top players of 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 serves currently in Pittsburgh Penguins in professional tryout contract. In his playing season with Chicago Blackhawks, he was won his first Stanley Cup after defeat Boston Bruin in a score of 3-2 in favour of Blackhawks. In his as part of Chicago Blackhawks, he suffered from different struggles while in playing. He was suspended for seven games after a major penalty. Also, he was undergoes a surgery after his suspension ended. Now, he was under Pittsburgh Penguins for 2014 training camp.
1. Dave Bolland
Our first player Chicago Blackhawks is Dave Bolland. He wears jersey no. 36 in Chicago Blackhawks. He is a Canadian professional ice hockey player andserves as Center. Currently, he plays for the team Florida Panthers as a free agent. What things that makes him remarkable in Chicago Blackhawks? He and his team won their first Stanley Cup and its winning of second Stanley Cup, Bolland used his ability to scored and gave its 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 Chicago Blackhawks is not ended. Let us find out soon the future of one of the best teams of ice hockey competition, the Chicago Blackhawks.