Marian Hossa just signed a nice symbolic contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

Published April 5, 2022 at 12:15

Despite not having played in the NHL since the 2016-2017 playoffs, Marian Hossa never officially retired. That will change in the coming days, however, as the Chicago Blackhawks, a team with which Hossa won three Stanley Cups, announced that the 43-year-old will sign a one-day contract with them and officially retire as a Hawk on Thursday.

"The Blackhawks and the city of Chicago hold a special place in my heart. Committing to this organization in 2009 was the best decision I have ever made. For all the memories my teammates and I have created together, including three Stanley Cup wins, my family has created just as many off the ice. The fans welcomed us as one of their own, treating us so kindly wherever we went. Retiring as a Blackhawk is a dream come true and I couldn't imagine officially ending my career any other way. I want to thank the Wirtz family for making this a reality and for everything they have done for me since I signed with the team." - Marian Hossa

In 2009, Hossa signed a 12-year, $63 million contract with the Blackhawks that expired at the end of last season. The length of the deal is no longer legal in today's NHL. In October 2017, the Blackhawks placed Hossa on the long-term injured list while he received treatment for a progressive skin disorder. In May of the following year, Hossa announced that the skin disorder would prevent him from playing again.

In 1309 regular season games with the Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, Hossa scored 525 goals and 609 assists for a total of 1134 points. He also added 149 points in 205 playoff games during his NHL career.
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Marian Hossa just signed a nice symbolic contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

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