Blackhawks looking for fourth Cup in eight years, off to great start

Tessa Martyn, Staff writer

On October 30th, one of our beloved Chicago Blackhawks players, Marian Hossa, was honored for scoring his 500th career goal. The ceremony occurred before they faced the Los Angeles Kings. It was a wonderful chance for all to honor this humble player on his incredible achievement. He received this achievement while playing against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 18th.

Marian Hossa started his career in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators, in which he scored a total of 188 goals through a span of 7 seasons. Then, in 2005 he got traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, in which he scored a total of 108 goals within a span of 3 seasons. He then played 1 season each with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings.  During his time in Pittsburgh, he scored a total of 3 goals and during his time in Detroit he scored a total of 40 goals. In 2009, the 6’1” forward signed a 62.8 million dollar contract for 12 years with the Chicago Blackhawks.

From 2009 to present he has scored a total of 163 goals being a part of the Chicago Blackhawks. Hossa got to celebrate this special achievement at the United Center on a Sunday night with his wife Jana, his 2 daughters Mia and Zoja and his parents, as well as the organization, his teammates and the incredible fans.

Another Achievement this week was for Artem Anisimov who just reached his 500th career game on November,4th against the Colorado Avalanche.

As the season progresses, the rookie that will emerge as a star is Tyler Motte. The 21 year old forward put up 32 goals in his final season with the NCAA and on Tuesday, he led the team to victory alongside his other teammates. He scored 2 highlight-reel goals during Tuesday’s (November 1st) game against the Calgary Flames. His goals channeled Pavel Bure also known as the “Russian Rocket” which few expected from a rookie so early in his career but with his combination of speed and skills, anything is possible.

Motte has a tally of 5 points in just 10 games with the Blackhawks. At University of Michigan, he tallied 32 goals and 58 points in 38 games last season. The Blackhawks record right now just 10 games into the season is 6-3-1 and they are tied with the Minnesota Wild for the central division lead, thanks to 4 straight victories. The youngsters are only going to improve with the Blackhawks as the season progresses.  They have only made them better and these rookies are definitely people to keep your eyes on. These rookies are the future of the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

The MVP of the month award would go to Mr. Corey Crawford. He has been stellar in net in the last month with his incredible goaltending.  Another MVP award would go out to Artem Anisimov for his point streak which he has kept going for 9 games, which is a career high for Artem.  The Blackhawks started their season off rocky but have improved in the last 11 games that they have played. Their penalty kill needs some improving but other than that they are doing well.