On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History-
On October 19, 1980 in Chicago Stadium, Stan Mikita #21 jersey was retired. Mikita played his entire career with the Chicago Blackhawks, a career that started in 1958 and didn’t end until 1980. Mikita is the all-time leader in games played (1,394) and points scored(1,467) and assists (926) in a Blackhawks career.
Mikita won the Stanley Cup in 1961, and his #21 was the first number retired in Blackhawks history!