The Chicago Blackhawks have won a total of six Stanley Cups over the years, dating back to their first in 1934. Impressively, they won half of those over the course of five seasons (2010, 2013, 2015) – this has made them known as one of the best franchises in the league right now and an arguable dynasty.
“Chi-Town” is currently known as one of the biggest offensive powerhouses in the NHL, led by names like Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and of course their captain, Jonathan Toews. “Captain Serious” took over as captain in 2008 and has become labeled as one of the best players in the league and arguably the best captain, in contention with Sidney Crosby.
The Blackhawks have a long list of 34 captains who are among some of the greatest players to have ever played the game.
In this list we will be reviewing and ranking the last 15 captains of the Chicago Blackhawks, dating back to 1975, based on their careers and contributions to the team as captain.
With all of that out of the way, let’s get into it!
Adrian Aucoin (2005-07)
First up is the 18-season NHL defenceman, Adrian Aucoin – an Ottawa, Ontario product. Aucoin played for seven different NHL teams and didn’t exactly standout on any of them, positively or negatively. Aucoin put up a total of 121 goals and 399 points in 1,108 games. His career-best season was with the New York Islanders for the 2003-04 season where he tallied 13 goals and 44 points in 81 games. He would only end up stopping in Chicago for two fairly disappointing seasons.
Aucoin landed in Chicago for the 2005-06 season and was immediately awarded captaincy alongside a later entry, Martin Lapointe. Aucoin would only end up playing 33 games that season, chalking up a meager six points and an unlucky -13 rating. The following season saw to similar misfortunes for Aucoin as he played in only 59 games, racking up 16 points and a -22 rating. The tribe definitely needed much more out of their chief.