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Chris Chelios sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'

Hall of Famer, former Blackhawks defenseman attends Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Wednesday

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Chris Chelios sings at Wrigley

Chris Chelios sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

Hockey Hall of Fame member and former Blackhawks defenseman Chris Chelios sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field

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Former NHL defenseman Chris Chelios may have won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens, but his prime came with the Chicago Blackhawks, which is why he can return to Chicago as a beloved former Windy City athlete.

The three-time Norris Trophy winner, who won the award twice in Chicago, received rave reviews from the crowd at Wrigley Field as he sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," during the seventh-inning stretch of an MLB game between the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Chelios wore a home Cubs jersey with the No. 7 he wore during his 664-game tenure with the Blackhawks that spanned from 1990-99.

Tweet from @Cubs: That was a top-shelf 7th inning stretch if we ever saw one. Thanks, Chris Chelios! pic.twitter.com/NRfvo1vTqi

Chelios was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013 after playing in the fifth-most games in NHL history (1,651). He had 21 points in 18 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Blackhawks when they were swept by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final in 1992.

Chelios reached the Cup Final six times in his 26-season NHL career and hoisted the Cup twice with the Red Wings (2002, 2008) and once with the Canadiens (1986). He retired as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010 at age 48.

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