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On the evening of October 19, 1980, the Chicago Blackhawks retired the first number in team history — Stan Mikita’s No. 21. Mikita played his entire illustrious 22-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks, amassing a remarkable 541 goals, 926 assists and 1,467 points. Bio >>

 
 

Bobby Hull became the second Blackhawk in team history to have his number retired in a ceremony on December 18, 1983, as his No. 9 was raised to the rafters. Hull is not only the greatest left wing in Chicago Blackhawk history, but he is arguably the best left wing in National Hockey League history. Bio >>

 
 

On November 20, 1988, the Chicago Blackhawks retired Tony Esposito’s No. 35 along with Glenn Hall’s No. 1, in a ceremony honoring two of the greatest goalies in Blackhawk history. Esposito broke into the NHL during the 1968-69 season with the Montreal Canadiens. He appeared in 13 games with a 5-4-4 record and a 2.73 GAA. Bio >>

 
 

The Chicago Blackhawks retired the fifth jersey in team history on March 19, 1998, when Denis Savard's familiar No. 18 sweater was raised to the rafters. Savard ranks fourth on the Blackhawks' all-time goals scored list with 377 and ranks second on the Hawks' all-time assist list with 719. Bio >>