Bryan Bickell Retires A Blackhawk

Bickell, 31, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He appeared in his final NHL game as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in April.

While his departure from Chicago came after a few frustrating seasons, Bickell will always be remembered for his game-tying goal in Game Six in Boston on June 24, 2013.

Nobody imagined that MS would be the root of Bickell’s issues, and his career ending prematurely is heartbreaking. He always faced the media and answered every question after both good and bad performances, and he was generous with his time to anyone who asked. He’s a credit to the game, and we wish him the best.

9 thoughts on “Bryan Bickell Retires A Blackhawk

  1. bicks is a class act and this is a class act by the hawks: no hawk fan will ever forget the 17 seconds in boston. I hope they honor him at the opener.

  2. Class act by Hawks management. But it is even more gratifying to know he wants to retire as a Hawk.

  3. For all the bashing he took (myself regrettably participated in as well) he remained the consummate pro.

    The fact that he performed at a high level, yet alone at all, with undiagnosed MS is truly remarkable.

    Thank you Bryan for your contributions to our Cup’s!

    PS. Happy to see the blog back to normal, I was very close to dropping it due to the immaturity of a certain poster…

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