Comcast SportsNet will air the Stadium Series Alumni Game at TCF Bank Stadium on Feb. 20 between the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild/North Stars. To get you ready for the game, read more about these former Blackhawks below.
Jeremy Roenick knows what it was like to be a part of the Blackhawks-North Stars rivalry back in the 90s, which began long before that.
It was no holds barred when the division rivals met.
The two teams will rekindle that rivalry during Saturday's Alumni Game on CSN, and while the intensity may not reach the level it did back in the 80s and 90s, it will certainly be entertaining for those that remember the bad blood between them in those days.
"It is going to be a blast, cause if you remember our old heydays, the North Stars vs. the Hawks, it was bedlam," Roenick said during SportsNet Central on Tuesday "There were a lot of animosity, there were a lot of great games. I think probably the worst loss that I've ever had as a professional athlete was in 1991 when we won the Presidents Cup Championship with the Hawks, No. 1 in the league, and we ended up losing in the first round to Minnesota. As I'm walking off the ice, I get hit in the face with a hot dog by this little 9-year old; talk about taking a beating off the ice and on the ice.
"There's a lot of good memories, a lot of crazy memories."
Roenick spent 20 seasons in the NHL with the first eight in Chicago, where he ranks ninth in franchise history with 596 points. In 82 career playoff games with the Blackhawks, he compiled 77 points (35 goals and 42 assists), which also ranks ninth in franchise history. Eight of those goals were game-winners.
Roenick was drafted by the Blackhawks with the No. 8 overall selection in the 1988 draft.
Check out the full rosters below.
|D Adrian Aucoin||D Fred Barrett (North Stars)|
|G Murray Bannerman||G Don Beaupre (North Stars)|
|D Ed Belfour||F Brian Bellows (North Stars)|
|F Dave Christian||D Brad Bombardir (Wild)|
|F Denis Cyr||F Neal Broten (North Stars)|
|F Eric Daze||F Andrew Brunette (Wild)|
|F Reggie Kerr||F Jack Carlson (North Stars)|
|D Steve Konroyd||D Jon Casey (North Stars)|
|F Cliff Koroll||F Dino Ciccarelli (North Stars)|
|F Dave Mackey||F Jim Dowd (Wild)|
|F Peter Marsh||D Curt Giles (North Stars)|
|F Grant Mulvey||D Craig Hartsburg (North Stars)|
|F Troy Murray||F Darby Hendrickson (Wild)|
|F Brian Noonan||F Antti Laaksonen (Wild)|
|D Jack O'Callahan||D Reed Larson (North Stars)|
|F Eddie Olczyk||F Dennis Maruk (North Stars)|
|F Jeremy Roenick||D Brad Maxwell (North Stars)|
|D Phil Russell||F Basil McRae (North Stars)|
|F Denis Savard||G Gilles Meloche (North Stars)|
|F Reid Simpson||F Mike Modano (North Stars)|
|G Jimmy Waite||F Richard Park (Wild)|
|F Steve Payne (North Stars)|
|F Willi Plett (North Stars)|
|D Gordie Roberts (North Stars)|
|F Bobby Smith (North Stars)|
|F Wes Walz (Wild)|
|F Tom Younghans (North Stars)|
Check back for more alumni player profiles leading up to the game.