New Hull, Mikita statues outside United Center

Posted on 22nd October 2011 by hockeymedia in Hockey (NHL),Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Chicago Blackhawks will pay tribute to Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita this Saturday with the special unveiling of statues outside the United Center. The unveiling will take place before the Blackhawks’ evening game againt the Avalanche. The bronze life-sized statues, which have been sculpted by the Rotblatt/Amrany Fine Art Studio, will be located on the northeast plaza outside of the United Center near Madison Street.

Mikita is Chicago’s all-time career leader in assists, points and games played and helped the team capture the Stanley Cup in 1961. He earned four Art Ross Trophies and two Hart and Lady Byng Trophy and had his jersey number 21 retired on October 21, 1980, the first in franchise history. Hull spent 15 years in a Blackhawks uniform and ranks first in franchise history in goals and second in games played and points. He helped Chicago win the 1961 Stanley Cup and also collected two Hart Trophies one Lady Byng Trophy. They were named Blackhawks Ambassadors together at a pre-game ceremony at the United Center on March 7, 2008.

WGN Radio 720, the official radio home of the Chicago Blackhawks, will carry the statue unveiling ceremony of Blackhawks ambassadors and Hockey Hall-of-Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita outside of the United Center on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m., prior to the Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche game at 7:30 p.m. WGN Radio’s live coverage will begin at 7:10 p.m. as part of the Blackhawks pre-game show.

In addition to the coverage on 720-AM, fans can listen to the ceremony and game online at wgnradio.com/listen and on mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Droid. Details at wgnradio.com/mobile.

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