Breaking NHL news: The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Bryan Bickell to a one-day contract so that he can retire as a member of the team. The 31-year-old forward won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015, and spent almost his entire 10 year career wearing the Indian Head sweater.
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In 395 career games, Bickell scored 65 goals and added 70 assists. His best season came in 2010-11, when he had 37 points (17 goals).
The most notable moment of Bickell’s career came in 2013 when he scored the game-tying goal in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins with just over a minute remaining. Dave Bolland scored the go-ahead goal 17 seconds later to bring the Cup back to Chicago.
Bickell was a second round draft pick of the Blackhawks in the 2004 entry draft (41st overall).
On November 12, 2016, Bickell announced he had multiple sclerosis while a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. He played a total of 11 games for the Hurricanes during the season before deciding to retire.