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Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews finish Top-10 in best-selling NHL jerseys from 2018-19 season

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Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews finish Top-10 in best-selling NHL jerseys from 2018-19 season

The Blackhawks have been in a retooling phase over the past couple seasons, but Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews remain two of the most marketable players in hockey.

The NHL released its top-selling jerseys from the 2018-19 season, according to the NHL Shop and Fanatics, and the pair of Blackhawks superstars each landed inside the Top 10. Kane came in at No. 6 while Toews finished No. 9, respectively.

Kane and Toews are each coming off career seasons offensively, with the former accumulating 110 points last season and the latter 35 goals and 81 points. Kane jumped two spots from eighth in 2017-18 to sixth while Toews stayed at No. 9, respectively.

Here's a look at the Top 15:

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
3. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
4. Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
5. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
6. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
7. Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues
8. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
9. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
10. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
11. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
12. Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins
13. John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs
14. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
15. Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

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Recently retired Kris Versteeg to be honored before Blackhawks game

Recently retired Kris Versteeg to be honored before Blackhawks game

Kris Versteeg recently retired and now the Blackhawks are honoring him with the team’s “One More Shift.”

Versteeg began the season with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, but retired in November after playing six games for the IceHogs this season.

The 33-year-old wrote an emotional letter to the Blackhawks organization after requesting his contract with Rockford be terminated.

Versteeg will be honored before Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Wild. He will join the team on the ice for the national anthem and highlights of his career will be featured in the United Center.

Versteeg won two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, in 2010 and 2015. He is part of the Blackhawks celebrating the 10-year anniversary of that 2010 Cup win. Brian Campbell was given the same treatment on Nov. 21.

The first 10,000 fans into the UC can get replicas of the 2010 ring.

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Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane visit recovering Chicagoland hockey player for the holidays

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Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane visit recovering Chicagoland hockey player for the holidays

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane recently surprised recovering hockey player Payton Bruns in the hospital, spreading some cheer across Chicagoland this holiday season. The players spent time with Bruns and his family talking hockey and his recovery.

“I had no clue that they were coming,” Bruns told the camera.

Bruns cited Kane as one of his favorite players, making this moment even sweeter.

You can watch the heartwarming video here.

Bruns, a senior at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, broke two of his vertebrae sliding into the boards while chasing down a loose puck this past September. He was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery and has since been recovering and doing physical therapy at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago.  

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