How the 2015 Stanley Cup finalist Chicago Blackhawks were built

Chicago Blackhawks timeline graphic: the trades, free agents, draft picks and hirings that built the 2015 Stanley Cup finalists.
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The Chicago Blackhawks are playing in their third Stanley Cup finals since 2010, and the core of their two-time championship squad remains largely intact. By scrolling down through our timeline, you can trace the trades, free agent signings, draft picks and hirings that year by year created the team's current postseason roster.

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Total personnel

Draft picks: 12
Via trade: 7
Free agents: 6

  • D Duncan Keith2002


    Draft: 2nd round (#54)

  • D Brent Seabrook2003


    Draft: 1st round (#14)

  • G Corey Crawford2003


    Draft: 2nd round (#52)

  • LW Bryan Bickell2004


    Draft: 2nd round (#41)

  • D Niklas Hjalmarsson2005


    Draft: 4th round (#108)

  • LW Patrick Sharp2005


    Trade: with RW Eric Meloche from Philadelphia for F Matt Ellison and 2006 3rd round pick (12/5)

  • C Jonathan Toews2006


    Draft: 1st round (#3)

  • RW Patrick Kane2007


    Draft: 1st round (#1)

  • Coach Joel Quenneville2008


    Hired: (10/16), ex-coach of Avalanche (2005-08) and Blues (1996-2004)

  • C Marcus Kruger2009


    Draft: 5th round (#149)

  • RW Marian Hossa2009


    Free agent: Detroit (7/1)

  • GM Stan Bowman2009


    Hired: (7/14), ex-Blackhawks Director of Hockey Operations/Special Assistant to GM (2000-09)

  • LW Joakim Nordstrom2010


    Draft: 3rd round (#90)

  • LW Brandon Saad2011


    Draft: 2nd round (#43)

  • RW Andrew Shaw2011


    Draft: 5th round (#139)

  • D Johnny Oduya2012


    Trade: from Winnipeg for 2013 2nd and 3rd round picks (2/27)

  • C Teuvo Teräväinen2012


    Draft: 1st round (#18)

  • D Michal Rozsival2012


    Free agent: Phoenix (9/11)

  • LW Kris Versteeg2013


    Trade: with F Philippe Lefebvre from Florida for F Jimmy Hayes, D Dylan Olsen (11/14)

  • D David Rundblad2014


    Trade: with D Mathieu Brisebois from Phoenix for 2014 2nd round pick (3/4/14)

  • D Trevor van Riemsdyk2014


    Free agent: Hockey East New Hampshire (3/24)

  • C Brad Richards2014


    Free agent: NY Rangers (7/1)

  • G Scott Darling2014


    Free agent: Predators AHL Milwaukee (7/1)

  • D Kyle Cumiskey2014


    Free agent: MoDo Sweden (7/2)

  • D Kimmo Timonen2015


    Trade: from Philadelphia for 2015 2nd round and conditional 2016 4th round picks (2/27)

  • C Andrew Desjardins2015


    Trade: from San Jose for F Ben Smith, conditional 2017 7th round pick (3/2)

  • C Antoine Vermette2015


    Trade: from Arizona for D Klas Dahlbeck, 2015 1st round pick (2/28)