In a city like Chicago, it's no surprise that a big ticket like a Blackhawks playoff game would attract big-name fans. In Game 3 on April 17, fans caught a glimpse of Bears cornerback Charles Tillman participating in Shoot the Puck
. Last night, the United Center hosted a smorgasboard of famous fans, both Chicago-born and Chicago-adopted. Take a look at who showed up to cheer on the Blackhawks:
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1. The United Center's very own "Bronze Brothers," Bulls legend Michael Jordan joined Blackhawks Ambassadors Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita in greeting fans during the game
2. Actor Brian Dennehy, who participated in Shoot the Puck, is a triple threat on the big screen ("Tommy Boy," "Ratatouille," "Righteous Kill"), television ("A Killing in a Small Town") and theater ("Death of a Salesman," "Long Day's Journey Into Night"). Dennehy is currently starring in the Goodman Theater's production of "The Iceman Cometh."
3. Singer-songwriter-producer Richard Marx was also in attendance last night. The Chicago native was the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Singles chart, and he has produced hit songs for a wide variety of musical acts, including *NSYNC, Luther Vandross and Keith Urban.
4. The other Shoot the Puck celebrity contestant last night was retired White Sox slugger Frank Thomas. "The BIg Hurt" took several big shots
and brought the crowd to its feet.
5. Actor Vince Vaughn has been a familiar face at the UC over the years, and he was on hand for Game 6 as well.