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Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane surprise fans, make Blackhawks pick

General manager Stan Bowman stepped aside to let veteran players announce selection @NHLdotcom

Toews and Kane announce pick

Toews and Kane announce the Blackhawks' first pick

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane announce the Blackhawks' first round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, defenseman Henri Jokiharju

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The Chicago Blackhawks added a little hometown flair to the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas by surprising the crowd with a couple of familiar faces.

When general manager Stan Bowman approached the microphone to make the No. 29 pick, he stopped short, creating a buzz in the crowd before stepping aside to let Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane select forward Henri Jokiharju.

Bowman reminded the crowd that the Blackhawks selected Toews No. 3 in the 2006 NHL Draft and Kane No. 1 in 2007. Kane made sure everyone caught the part where he was a higher draft pick than Toews.

Jokiharju described the moment like he was in a dream.

"It's unbelievable," he said. "I can't say a word. I was nervous, and when I heard my name it was a [great] moment in my life. I didn't hear it. I just heard 'Henri,' and I was like, 'Oh, yeah!'"

And considering Jokiharju was singing the Blackhawks' goal song, "Chelsea Dagger" right after he was drafted, it seems he'll be fitting in just fine.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: So when he said he was a #Blackhawks fan, he wasn't joking around.@henrijokiharju already knows our goal song!

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