The Chicago Blackhawks have found success in recent years due, in large part, to their core players. They’ve been through it all, from the team’s resurgence to the Stanley Cup season to a somewhat rebuild. They’re the backbone of the Blackhawks. But the backbone has had a lot of help this season, and a good deal of it has come from its youth. From Nick Leddy to Marcus Kruger, Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw, the Blackhawks’ younger players have made their contributions felt this season. All around the 20-22-year-old range, all are playing bigger than their years belie. “Those young guys… have been a huge part of our success,” Duncan Keith said. “A lot of the big guys get credit, but those other guys, when they can contribute like they have, it’s a huge difference. A lot of times, that’s the difference in winning, especially in a playoff series.” A total team effort has gotten the Blackhawks to 62 points and a playoff berth. The young players have been a big help. Here’s a look at what who has done this season: