The ceremonial first puck prior to the Wednesday night’s Blackhawks game vs. the Vancouver Canucks will be dropped by Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jim Thome. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the United Center.
During the 2007 Major League Baseball season, Thome became just the 23rd player in baseball history to reach 500 career home runs. Thome finished the season tied for third in the American League with 35 home runs and also contributed 96 RBI.
In addition to his work on the diamond, Thome has twice been the White Sox recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for community service.