Oct 22, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks legends Bobby Hull (left) and Stan Mikita (right) are honored with bronze statues outside of the United Center before the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
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!