Stan Mikita receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Stan Mikita receives Lifetime Achievement Award
February 10, 2014, 4:00 pm
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CSN Staff

Stan Mikita was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at Monday's CSN Sports Awards, honoring the career of one of the best Blackhawks of all-time and one of the best forwards to ever lace up the skates. Both he and his daughter, Jane, accepted the award, with Jane speaking on behalf of the NHL Hall-of-Famer.

Specifically, Jane and Stan thanked the Blackhawks for welcoming back Mikita in 2008.

"Stan used to walk anonymously into the United Center and catch a couple periods of a game and then go on his merry way," Jane said. "The decision to invite Stan back in 2008 was an honor and privilege for him to represent the best organization in the world."

Mikita also thanked the Blackhawks fans, who stood beside him during his highest highs and were able to celebrate his accomplishments, both individually and for the Blackhawks.

"I, Stan, would like to thank the best fans in the world," Jane said on behalf of her father. "Chicago has been my home since I entered the league. He married a Chicago girl and together raised their children in this city. My wins are your wins, and you were there with me every step of the way. And your support never went unnoticed."

You can watch the entire acceptance video above.