Toews, Kane finish among NHL's top 5 jerseys in 2013

Toews, Kane finish among NHL's top 5 jerseys in 2013
January 6, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Nina Falcone

2013 was a big year for the Blackhawks. From their record-breaking 24-game point streak to their Stanley Cup victory, the Blackhawks' year was nothing short of exciting. 

Their numerous on-ice successes led to a bigger growth in popularity not only around Chicago, but around the league.

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On Monday the NHL announced its top 20 jersey sales of the year, and two Blackhawks made it into the top 5:

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

2. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

3. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

4. Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

5. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

6. Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers

7. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

8. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

9. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

10. Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins

11. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

12. Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

13. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

14. Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

15. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

16. Rick Nash, New York Rangers

17. Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs

18. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

19. Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins/Dallas Stars

20. Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks

Both Blackhawks improved their numbers in 2013: Toews finished in sixth and Kane finished in eighth in 2012.