Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull, ambassadors for the Chicago Blackhawks will be immortalized by the team in the form of life-size bronze statues. Teammates in the 1960s and both Hall of Famers, Mikita and Hull were named Blackhawks Ambassadors March 7, 2008. Both helped the Hawks win the 1961 Stanley Cup.
Mikita is the Hawks' all-time career leader in assists, points and games played. He has won four Art Ross Trophies, two Hart Trophies and the Lady Bing Trophy. On Oct. 21, 1980, his jersey number 21 was the first in Blackhawks history to be retired.
Hull played for the Hawks for 15 years. He ranks first in Hawks history in goals and second in games played and points. He has been awarded two Hart Trophies and one Lady Bing Trophy.
The statues wil be sculpted by the Rotblatt/Amrany Fine Art Stuidio and will be located outside the United Center. The same studio is responsible for the statues of Michael Jordan outside the United Center, George Halas outside Soldier Field and the Harry Caray, Ernie Banks and Billy Williams statues outside Wrigley Field. Further details of the statues and their locatoins will be released at a future date. The statues are expected to be unveiled sometime early in the Blackhawks 2011-2012 season. Let's hope that the artists check all dates and grammar before the statues are unveiled.