Hull, Mikita statues to be unveiled Oct. 22

Tribune reporter

Michael Jordan will have company at the United Center later this month.

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Saturday that statues of Hockey Hall-of-Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita will be unveiled Oct. 22 prior to a game against the Colorado Avalanche.

The bronze life-sized statues, which have been sculpted by the Rotblatt/Amrany Fine Art Studio, will be located on the northeast plaza outside of the United Center near Madison Street.That location is not far from the statue of Jordan, which draws visitors from all over the world to the United Center on a daily basis.

Mikita is Hawks' all-time career leader in assists, points and games played and helped the team capture the Stanley Cup in 1961. He earned four Art Ross Trophies and two Hart and Lady Byng trophies and had his jersey number 21 retired Oct. 21, 1980.

Hull spent 15 years in a Hawks uniform and ranks first in franchise history in goals and second in games played and points. He also helped the Hawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup and won two Hart trophies one Lady Byng. They were named Blackhawks Ambassadors together at a pre-game ceremony at the United Center on March 7, 2008.

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