After winning two Stanley Cups in four seasons, the Blackhawks' popularity throughout Chicago and the entire NHL has grown tremendously. Now their success is being recognized by the SportsBusiness Journal as they're nominated for the 2014 Sports Team of the Year award.
The Blackhawks are one of six nominees for the annual award. They're joined by the Boston Red Sox, Golden State Warriors, Portland Timbers, Seattle Seahawks and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
Professional sports teams in both the major and minor leagues in North America were eligible for nomination.
The winners will be announced at an awards gala in New York City on May 21.