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Blackhawks to honor Marian Hossa on Nov. 9th

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On November ninth, 2021, the Chicago Blackhawks will honor NHL Hall of Fame forward Marian Hossa. The news was announced on Monday with a video from Hossa himself, saying he’d be at the United Center.

Hossa will be honored by the Blackhawks as a part of their legacy night series. Other players who will receive their own night include Andrew Shaw and Brent Seabrook. There could be more to follow.

On November 9th, 2021, the Blackhawks will host the Penguins. Hossa spent under one season with Pittsburgh, including a 2008 Stanley Cup loss. That started his streak of losing back-to-back Stanley Cups.

Background of Marian Hossa in Chicago

Marian Hossa signed with the Blackhawks for the 2009-10 NHL season. He stayed until the 2016-17 NHL season. Hossa had a progressive skin disorder that eventually took over his hockey career and forced him to retire at age 38.

During Hossa’s eight seasons with the Blackhawks, he reached 20-plus goals in six of his eight seasons. Even as he got older, his offensive production remained in tack, being one of the better players on Chicago’s roster during their playoff streak from 2009-2017.

Hossa ended up scoring 189 goals with the Blackhawks, along with 229 assists over eight seasons in Chicago. Those eight seasons spanned over 534 games. In the playoffs, he ended up playing in 107 games, scoring 21 goals with 52 assists. In addition, he had six career game-winning goals in the playoffs.

Marian Hossa’s entire career

In his entire career, Hossa scored 525 career goals with 609 career assists. He retired with 1,134 career points in 1,309 career games, spanning over 19 seasons.

Hossa was inducted into the 2020 NHL Hall of Fame after 19 seasons, playing with Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, and Chicago. If he didn’t sign with the Blackhawks, there’s a good chance they don’t win three Stanley Cups in six seasons. He, along with a few other veterans during that six-year stint, changed the tide of that locker room.

Marian Hossa is not just one of the best players in Senators and Blackhawks history, but in NHL history. November ninth, 2021 is going to be a special night for Hossa and everyone involved.

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Ryan Fedrau has been a Chicago Sportswriter for over two years, now covering the Chicago Blackhawks for Overtime Heroics.