The Chicago Blackhawks are retiring this ex-Blackhawk players

Published September 8, 2023 at 0:30

Among the longest-tenured defensemen in the NHL, this Chicago Blackhawks player was one of the best.

Chris Chelios was a three-time Stanley Cup champion who played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Detroit Red Wings.

A brief stint with the Atlanta Thrashers followed his time with the Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks are going to retire Chris Chelios's #7 this season. Good chance his pal Eddie announces it at the UC tonight.

A Chicago native, Chelios played for the Blackhawks from 1990 to 1999, scoring 64 points in his first season with the team. During the 1992-1993 season, Chelios posted 73 points for the Blackhawks, helping them to the Stanley Cup finals.

The Norris Trophy would be awarded to him twice during his tenure in Chicago, and in 1996, he was named Captain.

This season, Chicago's rafters will display Chelios' number to commemorate his iconic time there.

It's too early to give an exact date, but expect an announcement as soon as the story develops.
September 8   |   147 answers
The Chicago Blackhawks are retiring this ex-Blackhawk players

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