Where Does Marian Hossa Rank Among the NHL’s Best 2-Way Forwards?

September 11th, 2014 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are the Chicago Blackhawks' Gold Dust Twins. When they signed massive contract extensions together this summer, it hammered home just how important they are to the team, its fans and the league itself.

But the Blackhawks are a team that has star power up and down the lineup. One of the biggest stars—and most important players—is Marian Hossa.

He is among the most gifted offensive players in the game, and he has been since he came into the league as a 19-year-old with the Ottawa Senators in 1997-98.

Hossa, 35, has scored 30 or more goals eight times in his career, and he scored a career-high 100 points for the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006-07.

Since coming to the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the 2009-10 season, Hossa has been a fixture for the team on the top line with Toews, and it's not just his ability to make plays on the offensive end. He is one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL, and that goes a long way in explaining why the Blackhawks have won two Stanley Cups in the last five years and been solid contenders throughout his run in Chicago.

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