Rocky Wirtz

Blackhawks honor Rocky Wirtz with United Center tribute

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The Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday honored the legacy of late Chairman W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz during a ceremony at the United Center.

Featuring tributes from Wirtz family members, former players, city officials and members of the Blackhawks organization, the tribute also included numerous video highlights and additional homages from individuals throughout Wirtz’ storied career.

See a video recap of the tribute below:

Hall of fame broadcaster Pat Foley talked about how Rocky Wirtz always made everybody around him feel important and special
Hall of fame broadcaster Pat Foley talked about how Rocky Wirtz saved the Blackhawks franchise
Former Blackhawk Chris Chelios talked about the impact Rocky Wirtz has had on his family
Former Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa talked about how Rocky Wirtz influenced his post-hockey career
Former Blackhawk Marian Hossa talked about how Rocky Wirtz kept his about getting to retire as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks
Former Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook talked about the time Rocky Wirtz got a birthday cake for his mother
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