Former Blackhawks winger Joakim Nordstrom came one win shy of winning his second Stanley Cup championship after the Bruins’ 4-1 loss to the Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday at TD Garden in Boston.
Nordstrom tallied three goals and five assists in 23 playoff games for the Bruins, who were led by head coach Bruce Cassidy, a former Blackhawks defenseman and assistant coach. Nordstrom, who was selected in the third round in the 2010 NHL draft, was a former Rockford IceHogs captain and skated in three playoff games during Chicago’s 2015 Cup run.
Defenseman Michal Kempny is the last former Blackhawks player to win the Cup with the Capitals in 2018.
Cassidy and Nordstrom weren’t the only ones with Chicago ties on the Bruins. Defenseman John Moore, who hails from Winnetka and is a Chicago Steel alum, skated in 10 playoff games, including four in the Cup Final, but did not record a point.