Eddie Belfour has some great memories of his time with the Chicago Blackhawks. In March, the team will honor his time here.
The Blackhawks will host an Ed Belfour Heritage Night at the United Center on March 25, when the team hosts the Nashville Predators. For Belfour, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame back in November, Chicago will always be a special place. So will his evening in March.
"That means a lot to me. It's always a great feeling to be remembered and I have a lot of special memories here in Chicago," said Belfour, who was with the Blackhawks from 1988-97. "It just brought back a lot of memories flying in here today, a lot of fun times. I always had great memories here, loved playing here and got my start here."
Belfour ranks third in the franchise with 415 games played and 201 victories. He's fourth with 30 shutouts and he's the only goaltender in Blackhawks' history to have two 40-plus win seasons.
With exactly a month to go until Chicago hosts the 2017 NHL Draft for the first time ever, the Blackhawks and league announced Wednesday their plans for Fan Fest held outside the United Center on June 23 and 24.
A handful of Blackhawks players and alumni will be in attendance and made available for photo opportunities, as will the Stanley Cup. Fans will also be able to explore the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, "a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall," according to the press release.
A full list of activities, special guest appearances and schedule will be posted at a later date.
Friday's events will run from 3 to 9 p.m. while Saturday's festivites will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot C, north of the United Center.
Additional passes for the weekend will be made available to the public starting June 9. For more information, visit chicagoblackhawks.com/fanfest.
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