Building the 2015 Blackhawks

The foundation of the 2015 Blackhawks started way back in 2002, when the team selected defenseman Duncan Keith in the NHL Entry Draft. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Through careful drafting, shrewd trading and smart free-agent signings, the Blackhawks became a modern-era dynasty, winning the Stanley Cup three times in six seasons.;xNLx;;xNLx;Click on a player to learn how he contributed to the Blackhawks during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Use your mouse to scroll the timeline. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Timeline by Sal Barry | ;xNLx;

Kris Versteeg | LW | #23

Acquired from the Florida Panthers with Philippe Lefebvre for Dylan Olsen and Jimmy Hayes on November 14, 2013.

Brad Richards | C | #91

Signed as a Free Agent on July 1, 2014

Duncan Keith | D | #2

Selected in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (2nd Round, 54th Overall).

Bryan Bickell | LW | #29

Selected in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (2nd Round, 41st Overall).

Andrew Desjardins | LW | #41

Acquired from the San Jose Sharks for Ben Smith and a conditional 7th round pick in the 2017 Draft on March 2, 2015.

Patrick Kane | RW | #88

Selected in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (1st Round, 1st Overall).

Marcus Kruger | C | #16

Selected in 2009 NHL Entry Draft (5th Round, 149th Overall).

Marian Hossa | RW | #81

Signed as a Free Agent on July 1, 2009.

Joakim Nordstrom | LW | #42

Selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (3rd Round, 90th Overall).

Brandon Saad | LW #20

Selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (2nd Round, 43rd Overall).

Patrick Sharp | LW | #10

Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers with Eric Meloche for Matt Ellison and a 3rd round pick in the 2006.

Teuvo Teravainen | C | #86

Selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (1st Round, 18th Overall).

Jonathan Toews | C | #19

Selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (1st Round, 3rd Overall).

Antoine Vermette | C | #80

Acquired from the Arizona Coyotes for Klaus Dahlbeck and a 1st round pick in the 2015 Draft on February 28, 2015.

Andrew Shaw | RW | #65

Selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (5th Round, 139th Overall).

Kyle Cumiskey | D | #26

Signed as a Free Agent on July 2, 2014.

Niklas Hjalmarsson | D | #4

Selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (4th Round, 108th Overall).

Johnny Oduya | D | #27

Acquired from the Winnipeg Jets for 2nd and 3rd round picks in the 2013 Draft on February 27, 2012.

Michal Rozsival | D | #32

Signed as a Free Agent on September 11, 2012.

David Rundblad | D | #5

Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes with Mathieu Brisebois for a 2nd round pick in the 2014 Draft on March 4, 2014.

Brent Seabrook | D | #7

Selected in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (1st Round, 14th Overall)

Kimmo Timonen | D | #44

Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2nd round pick and a conditional 4th round pick in the 2016 Draft on February 27, 2015.

Trevor Van Riemsdyk | D | #57

Signed as a Free Agent on March 24, 2014.

Corey Crawford | G | #50

Selected in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (2nd Round, 52nd Overall).

Scott Darling | G | #33

Signed as a Free Agent on July 1, 2014.

2015 Stanley Cup Champs

The Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup for the sixth time in team history.

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