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Blackhawks "selfie"-portraits: a preview

by Emerald Gao / Chicago Blackhawks

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#CaptainSelfie was born on July 18, 2014, when Jonathan Toews took a photo of himself—and a few thousand Blackhawks fans in attendance—at the opening ceremonies of the Blackhawks Convention. But he wasn't the only one: Blackawks Magazine asked the rest of the team to follow the captain's lead and show off their selfie skills.

The results were predictably mixed, as you can see below in our preview. All of the "selfie"-portaits will be published as part of the 2014-15 season's Blackhawks Magazine player profiles, so be sure to pick up a copy at any Blackhawks home game or at the Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue.

Brad Richards, the newest addition to the team, got a rousing welcome from Blackhawks fans at the Convention. As he told Team Historian Bob Verdi: "I could tell right away that these people are passionate about hockey. I came in a couple nights before the Convention, went to dinner, and already fans are recognizing me." So the smile on this selfie is no surprise:

Michal Rozsival brings veteran presence to the blue line, but here he shows off a veteran selfie move—find a friend, in this case, radio announcer John Wiedeman, who happened to wander into the room at just the right time.

One of the youngest faces to appear at the Convention, Teuvo Teravainen initially had some trouble getting a clear shot. But practice makes perfect, and the Finn nailed his first professional selfie in just four tries.

Niklas Hjalmarsson made several faces before deciding on this one, and he might just have claimed the "selfie" title.

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