Chris Chelios Blackhawks jersey raised to rafters
Chris Chelios' No. 7 jersey retired by Blackhawks. Read about the ceremony and see his legendary career stats.

In a moving tribute to one of the NHL’s most iconic defensemen, the Chicago Blackhawks officially retired Chris Chelios’ No. 7 jersey in a pregame ceremony on February 25th, 2024. The event was a who’s who of hockey greats and Chicago legends, with luminaries like Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Dennis Rodman, and even Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder in attendance.

Chelios, a Chicago native, was a force to be reckoned with during his nine seasons with the Blackhawks (1990-1999). Known for his relentless physicality, offensive prowess, and unmatched leadership, he earned three Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenseman. His number retirement marks a well-deserved honor after a storied career.

Chris Chelios Career Stats

  • Games Played: 1,651
  • Goals: 185
  • Assists: 763
  • Points: 948
  • Penalty Minutes: 2,891
  • Stanley Cup Championships: 3 (1986, 2002, 2008)

Longtime Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley hosted the moving ceremony that brought back countless memories for fans. Chelios’ former teammates, family members, and a constellation of stars joined him on the ice as his No. 7 banner was hoisted to its permanent home in the United Center rafters.

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