Blackhawks legend to be inducted in Slovakia Hockey HOF

Published August 5, 2023 at 0:02

As all Hawks fans remember, former Blackhawks superstar Marian Hossa was instrumental in propelling the franchise to new heights, securing three Stanley Cups along the way.

The Slovakian legend was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 1997 in the first round, 12th overall. His remarkable NHL career spanned over 20 years and included stints with five different NHL organizations. Throughout 1309 games, he scored an impressive 525 goals and provided 609 assists, amassing a total of 1113 points.

Fast forward to 2023, the 44-year-old winger has been enjoying his well-deserved retirement and is now set to be honoured by his country. He will be celebrated as one of Slovakia's top players in the NHL, as he is being inducted into their hockey Hall of Fame.

Marian Hossa was a constant threat on the ice, regardless of which team he played for. His time with the Blackhawks was particularly memorable for me, and I'll never forget the dangerous place he turned the Xhosa into whenever he appeared. His hockey IQ was off the charts, and his skill sets and ability to score were second to none.

Seeing his country recognizing his contributions to this honor is fantastic and well-deserved. Congratulations, Mr. Hossa!
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Blackhawks legend to be inducted in Slovakia Hockey HOF

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