August 7, 2022

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The Chicago Blackhawks will retire Hall of Fame forward Marián Hossa’s No. 81 next season, the team announced Thursday, shortly after he signed a one-day contract to officially retire as a Hawk.

“It’s amazing,” Hossa told the Tribune. “I’m honored and really humbled to be in that company … in the United Center in the rafters.”

Before their 2-0 loss to the the Seattle Kraken on Thursday, the Hawks held a ceremonial contract signing in the United Center atrium.

“To me, the greatest free-agent signing in Chicago sports history, Marian was the franchise’s missing piece,” Hawks CEO Danny Wirtz said in a statement. “Both on and off the ice, he made an indelible mark on his teammates and our organization. … His humble demeanor and vaunted work ethic was everything…

Tribune News Service

2022-04-07 20:57:17

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