Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Al Secord will be the second honoree this season to participate in the "One More Shift" program as he will take the United Center ice on Sunday, November 12 prior to the Blackhawks taking on the New Jersey Devils at 6:00 p.m. The Blackhawks are once again honoring past alumni with "One More Shift," an ode to former players that allows fans to recognize them one more time as they skate on the ice.
Secord played parts of eight seasons with the Blackhawks (1980-87, 1989-90) during his 12-year career in the National Hockey League. He currently ranks 18th in team history in goals (213) and is one of only three players in franchise history to amass 50 or more goals in a single season alongside Bobby Hull (5 times) and Jeremy Roenick (2 times). He picked up 54 goals during the 1982-83 campaign. Secord also picked up six total hat tricks throughout his Blackhawks career, including two 4-goal games vs. Toronto on November 1, 1981 and January 7, 1987. The latter marks the quickest four goals in Blackhawks history at 8:24 (0:31, 3:36, 3:46 and 8:55 in the 2nd).
Former forward Bryan Bickell was the first honoree of this season, marking the continuation of the campaign launched in 2016-17, which honored Blackhawks Ambassador Denis Savard, former forwards Steve Larmer and Jeremy Roenick, and former goaltender Ed Belfour. Secord will join the team on the ice during the anthem after the starting lineup has been announced on Sunday. In addition to skating on the ice in full gear, in-arena elements will also feature Secord and the highlights of his career.
A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Secord was drafted in the first round (16th overall) by the Boston Bruins of the 1978 NHL Draft, and spent the following two seasons with the team. He split the third season of his career between Boston and Chicago. After his time with the Blackhawks, Secord went on to play parts of two seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1987-89) and part of one season for the Philadelphia Flyers (1988-89) before returning to Chicago for his final season (1989-90).
Sunday's game will be broadcast locally on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and on the NBC Sports app, and can be heard on WGN Radio.