Corey Crawford joins the Blackhawks All-Decade Team


Throughout the 2019-20 season, NBC Sports Chicago will be unveiling its Blackhawks All-Decade Team. The roster will feature the 14 forwards, 7 defensemen and two goaltenders that made the biggest impact on the franchise from the 2010 through 2019 seasons.

Two Stanley Cups (2013, 2015), third most franchise wins (251), third most saves (12,244) and always under-appreciated. Corey Crawford may trail Tony Esposito and Glen Hall respectively in both categories, but he's logged a higher career save percentage (.917) and goals-against average (2.45) than the pair of Hawks legends.

Crawford, a positionally sound goalie who can flash the leather with a reliable glove, was selected by the Hawks in the second round at No. 52 overall in the 2003 NHL Draft.

Corey spent the majority of his 471 games with the Hawks since 2006 keeping them in games other goalies wouldn't be able to and battling back, getting better and better in any given contest, after he's given up a goal or two he'd like back.

The Montreal native could have taken the 2013 Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) trophy away from Patrick Kane after he posted a 1.84 goals-against average and .932 save percentage to backstop the Blackhawks to their second Stanley Cup title in four seasons.

After leading the Hawks to Game 7 the Western Conference final the following year, Crawford came up big for Chicago once again in the 2015 playoffs, recording a 2.31 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage to help the Windy City hoist the cup for a third time in six seasons.

Crawford even pitched a 25-save, Stanley-Cup clinching 2-0 shutout in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final at the United Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 35-year-old veteran goalie is a two-time NHL All-Star (2015, 2017) and was on Team Canada's World Cup of Hockey championship squad in 2016.

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