Blackhawks set date to retire Marian Hossa’s No. 81 for November 20

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Apr 7, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks honor former player Marian Hossa at a ceremony where he signed a one day contract to retire as Blackhawk at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks released their promotional schedule on Wednesday which includes a very big night.

“I was blown away, I was speechless and really thankful, humble,” Marian Hossa said via the Chicago Tribune when he learned that his jersey was going to be retired.

Today, the Blackhawks announced the official date this honor will happen. On November 20, before the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Hossa’s No. 81 will be raised to the rafters.

Additionally, Marian Hossa’s highly anticipated jersey retirement ceremony has been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins at 6 p.m., presented by United Airlines. The first 10,000 fans to enter the United Center will receive a miniature replica Hossa banner.  

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Hossa, 43, will become the eighth player in franchise history to have his number retired.

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Apr 3, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) is honored for his 1,000th NHL game, attended by his family, and current and former Blackhawks players (from left to right) Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp and Brent Seabrook and Andrew Shaw and left wing Alex DeBrincat (12) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) prior to the first period against the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

In eight seasons with the Blackhawks (2009-17), Hossa won three Stanley Cup championships. In 107 postseason games for the Blackhawks, Hossa had 21 goals and 52 assists.

Hossa played more games with the Blackhawks (531) than with any other team in his career, which included stints with the Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. He scored 186 goals for Chicago and finished his career with 525 goals.

A skin condition forced him to stop playing after the 2016-17 season, but he was placed on long-term injury reserve and eventually his contract was traded to the Arizona Coyotes.

Hossa appeared in his 1,000th NHL game with the Blackhawks on March 12, 2013. He recorded his 1,000th point in the league versus the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 30, 2014.

Hossa was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020 and finished his career with 1,134 points.

–Field Level Media contributed to this article