The Chicago Blackhawks will unveil statues for Ambassadors and Hockey Hall-of-Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita outside of the United Center on Saturday, October 22 before the team hosts the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 P.M.
The unveiling ceremony will be located on the northeast plaza outside of the United Center near Madison Street (in front of Gate 3 ½) and will begin at 7:00 P.M. It will also air on WGN television and radio prior to the game.
The ceremony, which will emceed by Blackhawks Play-By-Play Broadcaster Pat Foley, will also be televised live on WGN-TV Channel 9. The Blackhawks contest against the Avalanche immediately follows. Madison Street will be closed from 4:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. between Damen and Wood to accommodate the event.
The bronze life-sized statues have been sculpted by the Rotblatt/Amrany Fine Art Studio.
Mikita is Chicago’s all-time career leader in assists, points and games played and helped them 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, collected two Hart Trophies and one Lady Byng Trophy and had his jersey number retired by the organization on December 18, 1983.