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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Blackhawks honor Olympians

By Jesse Rogers

The Chicago Blackhawks honored their six Olympic participants, including four medal winners, with a pregame ceremony before they faced off against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

Each player was called to center ice after a video tribute of the Olympic tournament. As Patrick Kane skated to his spot wearing his silver medal chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A” overtook the United Center. He and Jonathan Toews had the loudest applause from the sell-out crowd. Toews was voted best forward of the tournament.

Toews, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook wore their gold medals while Tomas Kopecky and Marian Hossa, from Team Slovakia, were honored as well.

Video coach for Team USA and the Blackhawks, Brad Aldrich was also recognized, as was NBC and Hawks analyst, Eddie Olczyk.