Chris Chelios named Blackhawks ambassador

No surprise here, per the Chicago Blackhawks:

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that Hall of Famer Chris Chelios will serve as team ambassador, joining legends Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Denis Savard in representing the organization at events at the United Center and throughout the Chicagoland area. Chelios will be officially introduced at the Blackhawks Convention this weekend at the Hilton Chicago.

“Through multiple generations of players and fans, Chris Chelios will forever be etched into the history of the Chicago Blackhawks,” said Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz. “His contributions to our organization and the overall sport of hockey stand tall. We are proud to welcome Chris and his family back home to the United Center and we are honored to call him an ambassador.”

“We are excited to welcome Chris back to the Blackhawks family,” Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough said. “His outstanding Blackhawks career and his passion for the game will complement the work that our current ambassadors carry out to represent the organization.”

“To be able to join the Blackhawks organization in this role means everything to me,” said Chelios. “I’m very thankful to Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough for this opportunity to return to the Blackhawks. Chicago is my hometown and returning to this organization is very special to me and my family.”

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6 thoughts on “Chris Chelios named Blackhawks ambassador”

  1. I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that he played more seasons for Detroit than Chicago. Oh well, all the best to Cheli.

    1. He did give us much & it’s not a balance sheet.
      The high road’ is just as Steve 1306 stated, ‘the best to Cheli.’

  2. It was funny how when Cheli was a Blackhawk I hated his guts… when he became a Wing I was surprised and shocked to be honest. It didn’t take long for me to be thankful he was a Red Wing and on our side for a change… what a great guy!

  3. I spoke with him at Cheli’s downtown. He is a good guy. He was always out on the ground level patio yacking it up with all kinds of people. Whatever reason he left is his own. I think we all should be grateful for the time he was here.
    Also, if this move was just to go to the Blackhawks to work (which I doubt) what is wrong with that? How many of you all have left long time jobs and moved on? And please, it is not different. He has a life like we all do.

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