Breaking NHL news: Blackhawks’ Bickell retires

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.

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.

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