Chris Chelios makes Patrick Kane break character with emotional message

Published February 26, 2024 at 2:16 PM
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Chelios's Tribute to Kane: A Standing Ovation at the United Center

Chris Chelios' jersey retirement ceremony at the United Center on Sunday was a big deal, especially with former Blackhawks star Patrick Kane making his first return to the arena as a visitor.

It was a must-watch game, and if you missed it, you might have overlooked a remarkable moment of sportsmanship from an NHL legend.

During his speech, Chelios took a moment to recognize and praise Kane, calling him the greatest American-born hockey player in NHL history.


He even predicted that Kane would have his own jersey retired at the United Center someday, drawing a standing ovation for Kane, with even Wayne Gretzky joining in.

Chelios ended on a light note, jokingly warning Kane not to steal his spotlight. If you missed this heartwarming moment, you can catch it in the video below:

"Patrick Kane will go down as the greatest American-born player... Just don't go stealing my thunder today."

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