While the NHL remains locked out, former Blackhawks forward Adam Burishs idea of bringing his former Stanley Cup teammates together for a good cause comes to fruition tomorrow night.
Carolinas Jordan Staal is the latest addition as the rosters are just about set for the Champs for Charity game at AllState Arena on Friday night. The game, which Burish and his agent Bill Zito developed over the last few weeks, will pit Chicago vs. The World. Proceeds will support families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Childrens Hospital in the Streeterville area of Chicago.
Staal was added to the roster today; former Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg is out due to injury. Current Blackhawks Jamal Mayers and Daniel Carcillo were also added. Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and actress Jenny McCarthy will be team coaches.
Here are the rosters for each team:
Chicago: Andrew Ladd, Jake Dowell, Jim Vandermeer, James Wisniewski, Joe Corvo, Craig Anderson, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Adam Burish, Brian Campbell, Patrick Kane, Troy Brouwer and Craig Adams.
The World: Ville Leino, Jamal Mayers, Antti Miettinen, Jared Boll, Mike Brown, Shawn Thornton, David Gilbert, Alex Goligoski, Ryan Suter, Kimmo Timonen, Greg Campbell, Niklas Backstrom, Daniel Carcillo, Bobby Ryan.
Remaining tickets range from 10 to 30 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.