Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough announced today the organization 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 bronze life-sized statues, which have been sculpted by the Rotblatt/Amrany Fine Art Studio, will be located on the northeast plaza outside of the United Center near Madison Street. Ceremony details will be announced at a future date.
If you can't make it to the UC, you can watch the unveilings on WGN-TV or listen on WGN Radio, starting at 7 p.m.
Mikita is Chicago’s all-time career leader in assists, points and games played and helped the team 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 and also collected two Hart Trophies one Lady Byng Trophy. They were named Blackhawks Ambassadors together at a pre-game ceremony at the United Center on March 7, 2008.