The Chicago Blackhawks will honor former forward Dave Bolland with "One More Shift" as he takes the United Center ice on Friday, Oct. 18, prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:30 p.m. (TICKETS)
Bolland will join the team on the ice during the anthem after the starting lineup has been announced on Friday. In addition to skating on the ice in full gear, in-arena elements will also feature Bolland and the highlights of his career.
As previously announced, at five games this season, as well as through special content, events and appearances throughout the year, the Blackhawks are commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship, one of the most unforgettable seasons in franchise history.
The remainder of this season's "One More Shift" recognitions, which allow fans to recognize former players one more time, will also coincide with 2010 Anniversary Night games taking place on Nov. 21, Dec. 15 and Jan. 7. The 10th anniversary campaign will culminate in an on-ice celebration at the final 2010 Anniversary Night game on March 19, bringing together members of the team that returned the Stanley Cup to Chicago after 49 years.
The first 10,000 fans to enter the United Center on Friday will receive a Marian Hossa bobblehead, presented by United Airlines. Fans will have the opportunity to collect the remainder of the 2010 Championship-inspired giveaway series on the following dates:
- Brent Seabrook bobblehead on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. (first 10,000 fans; presented by Hyundai)
- Duncan Keith bobblehead on Dec. 15 vs. Minnesota at 6 p.m. (first 10,000 fans; presented by Mesirow Financial)
- Jonathan Toews bobblehead on Jan. 7 vs. Calgary at 7:30 p.m. (first 10,000 fans; presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Chevy Dealers)
- 2010 Replica Ring on March 19 vs. Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. (first 10,000 fans; presented by NBC Sports Chicago)
Friday night's game will also give fans their first look at the interactive photo opportunities and historical items that will be on display in the United Center Atrium during pregame on all 2010 Anniversary Nights. Atrium doors will open at 4 p.m., with gates to the arena to follow at 6 p.m. Bolland will participate in a live Q&A session moderated by Patrick Sharp in the Atrium at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Friday's game against Columbus can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, the exclusive local television home for Blackhawks hockey, as well as streamed live online at NBCSportsChicago.com and the "MyTeams by NBC Sports" app. It can also be heard on WGN Radio and Univision's TUDN Deportes Radio Chicago (Spanish). For more information, please visit Blackhawks.com/2010.
BIO - "ONE MORE SHIFT" HONOREE DAVE BOLLAND
Originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Draft, Bolland spent seven of his 10 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, recording 168 points (70G, 98A) in 332 games with the club. A two-time Stanley Cup Champion with Chicago, Bolland scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins to help Chicago to their second championship in three years. During Chicago's first cup run in 2010, Bolland appeared in all 22 playoff contests, tallying 16 points (8G, 8A), which shared fifth among Blackhawks skaters in the postseason.
A native of Mimico, Ontario, Bolland recorded his best season of his career during the 2008-09 campaign with Chicago, skating in a career-high 81 regular-season games and recording career highs in goals (19), assists (28) and points (47). For his career, Bolland recorded 208 points (85G, 123A) in 433 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs and notched 17 goals and 26 assists in 67 playoff games all with Chicago.