10 holiday gift ideas for the Blackhawks fan


10 holiday gift ideas for the Blackhawks fan

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for that Chicago sports fan on your list? The NBC Sports Shop (powered by our friends at Fanatics) has got you covered!

To help, we will be unveiling team-specific gift guides with must-buy items this holiday season. First up, the defending Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks!

Blackhawks Stadium Series jersey -- $179.99

These jerseys, which the Blackhawks will be sporting in their upcoming Stadium Series matchup against the Wild, are selling get yours today!

Blackhawks jingle bell hat -- $23.99

You'll be jinglin' all the way to the next Blackhawks game with this festive hat!

Toews on a Shelf -- $19.99

Why put a boring, generic Elf on a Shelf for the kids to find? Start a new tradition and hide this Jonathan Toews-version!

Ugly Blackhawks sweater vest -- $46.99, on sale!

Here's a unique twist on the ugly sweater craze --  an ugly Blackhawks sweater vest!

Duncan Keith framed & autographed jersey -- $949.99

Commemorate Duncan Keith's Conn Smythe-winning performance in the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory with this framed and autographed jersey.

Puck filled with ice from 2015 Stanley Cup Final -- $49.99

Each of these crystal pucks are filled with game-used melted ice from the Stanley Cup Final. Doesn't get more unique than that.

Hands High Blackhawks sweatshirt -- $69.99

From the brain of Jimmy Fallon comes this new apparel line! This hoodie will leave no questions on who you root for -- even when you are cheering the latest Blackhawks goal!

Blackhawks infinity scarf -- $24.99

It's no secret that winters in Chicago are cold -- real, real cold. This infinity scarf will keep you warm all winter-long and show off your Blackhawks pride.

Infant sleeper -- $21.99

Get this outfit for the littlest Blackhawks fan on your list!

Replica Stanley Cup with 20 signatures -- $2999.99

This Stanley Cup replica has 20 signatures including Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Corey Crawford.


Blackhawks deal Michael Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick


Blackhawks deal Michael Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick

The Blackhawks dealt defenseman Michael Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick. Kempny had seven points in 31 games this season.

Kempny, 27, recorded 15 points in 81 career games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an assist in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Capitals.

Kempny signed a one-year extension through the end of this season back in May.

Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly speaks out about 'racially charged chanting' at United Center

Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly speaks out about 'racially charged chanting' at United Center

After being on the receiving end of some racist taunts while he was in the penalty box during Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, Capitals winger Devante Smith-Pelly spoke publicly about the incident.

Smith-Pelly, a 25-year-old Canadian, reacted to the fans while he was in the box, going up to them from the other side of the glass. He addressed questions from the media about the incident on Sunday.

"I just heard some chanting, some, I guess, racially charged chanting," Smith-Pelly said. "You can tell by my reaction that I got pretty upset.

"What was said this time around crossed the line."

The Capitals released a statement about the incident:

"The Washington Capitals are extremely disappointed by the intolerant behavior extended toward Devante Smith-Pelly by a select group of fans during Saturday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. The Capitals organization strives to be inclusive and has zero tolerance concerning any form of racism. Such behavior is unacceptable and has no place in hockey or society. As such, it is crucial to confront such appalling conduct, and the Capitals extend their appreciation to the Blackhawks organization and United Center security for swiftly removing the fans from the game."

The Blackhawks released a statement after the game with a similar tone.

Smith-Pelly said this has happened previously in his career.

"It's sad that in 2018 we're still talking about the same thing over and over," Smith-Pelly said. "It's sad that athletes like myself 30, 40 years ago were standing in the same spot saying the same thing. You'd think there'd be some sort of change or progression, but we're still working towards it I guess and we're going to keep working towards it."

The Capitals released the full interview.