On Friday night, former Blackhawks captain Tony Amonte was among an elite group inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Inducted with Amonte were the 1998 Women’s Olympic Team, John Leclair, Tom Barrasso, and Frank Zamboni.
Amonte played nine seasons in Chicago, scoring 268 goals and recording 139 assists, before he wasn’t invited back after the 2001-02 season. He played in five consecutive All Star Games as a member of the Hawks (1997-2001). His elite scoring touch represented the United States over an entire generation of events, from three consecutive World Junior Championships (1988-1990), two World Championships (1991, 1993) was a legendary member of the 1996 gold medal-winning World Championships team and also played in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.
On Jan. 21, 2009, the Blackhawks honored Amonte with his own Heritage Night.