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Blackhawks to give out triumphant Olczyk Hockey Fights Cancer bobblehead

Former player, current broadcaster had bout with stage 3 colon cancer

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Eddie Olczyk bobblehead

PHI@CHI: Olczyk bobblehead night

Eddie Olczyk bobblehead night will be this Sunday as the Blackhawks host the Kings

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be giving away a unique Eddie Olczyk bobblehead to celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Sunday.

Olczyk, who announced he was cancer-free in March of 2018 after a bout with stage 3 colon cancer, is the subject of a special edition collectible.

The former Blackhawks forward and current broadcaster is featured in bobblehead form wearing a purple Hockey Fights Cancer jersey with the Blackhawks logo on the front. He is also wearing purple boxing gloves and posed raising his hands triumphantly over his bobbling head.

Also prior to the game on Sunday, the Blackhawks will host a special Hockey Fights Cancer Purple Carpet event where Olczyk will be on hand for photo opportunities with fans and to sign copies of his new memoir "Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life." A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.

"I Fight For" signs will be available and Hockey Fights Cancer T-shirts will be available for a $10 donation during the Purple Carpet ceremony. Player-autographed mystery pucks will be sold in the Atrium and around the concourse.

Olczyk was fired up on the Thursday broadcast about the souvenir that was molded in his likeness.

"Really nice, really thrilled especially to be wearing that incredible sweater there, the Hockey Fights Cancer one," Olczyk said during the Blackhawks game against the Flyers. "I'm looking forward to it. Also going to be doing a little book signing, so busy day on Sunday."

The first 10,000 fans to enter United Center will receive the bobblehead.

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