By Paul Roumeliotis
Bryan Bickell paid a visit to Uncle Bob's Self Storage last Saturday to do what he does second best: play Mario Kart.
Bickell was at the storage facility for a meet-and-greet with fans before showing off his video game skills.
Uncle Bob's held a 16-player Mario Kart tournament, with Bickell squaring off against the tournament winner. Mario Kart is a popular game for the Blackhawks during their road trips and started during the 2010 season, the year they won the Stanley Cup.
"I played in only four games during that playoff run, so I had a lot of time on my hands and I spent it playing some serious Mario Kart," he said. "It has carried over and now, four years later, we're still bringing two Wii systems and two Mario Kart games on the road."
Bickell tested his skills yet again but this time against an unfamiliar opponent. Ultimately, the left winger utilized his experience which led to him winning four straight races against the fan.
"I like to think that I'm one of best Mario Kart players on the team," he said.
As it turns out, he can now add being the best Mario Kart player at Uncle Bob's to his resume as well.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, the races lasted longer than 17 seconds.