Pearl Jam Concert Reveals Major Announcement For The Blackhawks Organization

Published September 8, 2023 at 4:44 PM

Chelios' #7 to Be Retired by Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are set to retire Chris Chelios' legendary #7 jersey on February 25th, marking a special moment for the team and its fans.

Pearl Jam Surprise

In a heartwarming twist, the announcement of Chelios' jersey retirement came during a Pearl Jam concert at the United Center. Eddie Vedder, the lead singer, shared this exciting news, making it an unforgettable moment for the crowd. This revelation fulfilled a cherished wish of the late owner, Rocky Wirtz.

«We are entering a new era of Blackhawks hockey on the ice, but the importance of honoring past members of this organization is, and always will be, a priority,» said Blackhawks chairman and CEO Danny Wirtz in a statement Thursday night. «Chris Chelios represents not only the Blackhawks, but, given his roots here, the city of Chicago. Rocky wanted Chris to be the next Blackhawk to have his jersey retired and would have loved to see this moment."

«We look forward to celebrating Chris' career in February with his family, friends, and sharing it all with Blackhawks fans.»

Chelios' Storied Career

Chris Chelios is a name synonymous with dedication and excellence in the world of hockey. His remarkable 26-year career left an indelible mark on the sport. Over the years, he graced both the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks with his skill and passion. Chelios played a total of 1651 games, scoring 185 goals and accumulating an impressive 948 points throughout his illustrious career.

A Proud Moment

Blackhawks chairman Danny Wirtz emphasized the importance of honoring the team's past legends, and Chelios undoubtedly fits that category. With the retirement of his #7 jersey, Chris Chelios joins an elite group of Blackhawks players, becoming the ninth to receive this prestigious honor.

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