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Blackhawks convention attendees announced, including captain Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks convention attendees announced, including captain Jonathan Toews

It was a disappointing season to say the least for the Blackhawks this past year, as nine straight playoff appearances came to an end. But the Hawks and Hawks fans alike are beginning their countdown to a new season. And a big moment will come the last weekend of July.

The Blackhawks Twitter page announced all the attendees for their annual Blackhawks Convention; the list includes captain Jonathan Toews.

The convention is being held at the Hilton Chicago July 27-29, and it will not only include Toews but several current players, alumni, coaches and broadcasters.

The weekend will include numerous autograph and photo sessions, Q&A panels, exhibits, interactive games and much more.

Some current players attending are: Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Alex DeBrincat, Nick Schmaltz and Artem Anisimov.

The alumni list includes: Bryan Bickell, Adam Burish, Brian Campbell, Ben Eager, Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard and many others.

The legendary voices of the Blackhawks, TV play-by-play man Pat Foley and radio announcer John Wiedeman will also be in attendance.

The season is still a couple months away for the Blackhawks, whose home opener is Oct. 7 against Toronto. They start the campaign with two games on the road, with Ottawa first in line (Oct. 4), then the St. Louis Blues (Oct. 6).

NBC Sports Chicago's Hockey Skills Challenge: Konroyd vs. Konroyd vs. Mayers vs. Burish

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NBC Sports Chicago's Hockey Skills Challenge: Konroyd vs. Konroyd vs. Mayers vs. Burish

With the NHL Skills Competition this weekend, check out NBC Sports Chicago's own version of the challenge, featuring Steve Konrody, his son Stevie, Jamal Mayers and Adam Burish squaring off in four different competitions.

Part 1: Accuracy

Part 2: Fighting

Part 3: Rapid fire

Part 4: Breakaway

Adam Burish, Brian Campbell to join NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks coverage team

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Adam Burish, Brian Campbell to join NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks coverage team

NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks coverage just got a bit more star-studded.

Two members of the 2010 Stanley Cup championship squad, Brian Campbell and Adam Burish, will be joining NBC Sports Chicago this season as Pregame and Postgame Live analysts.

Campbell and Burish join Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers on Blackhawks Pregame and Postgame Live, which will air before and after every Blackhawks game, even games that aren't televised right here on NBC Sports Chicago.

Boyle will be the show's primary host, with Mayers, Campbell and Burish rotating as studio analysts.

Campbell spent four seasons with the Blackhawks, from 2008 to 2011 and then last season, his second stint with the team. Burish spent the first four seasons of his NHL career in Chicago, playing for the Blackhawks from 2006 to 2010.

Mayers spent two seasons with the Blackhawks, the second as part of the group that won the 2013 Stanley Cup.

Also joining NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks coverage this season is new reporter Michelle McMahon. Formerly of NHL Network, McMahon will provide viewers with pregame and postgame reports and locker room interviews.

NBC Sports Chicago is set to air 50 Blackhawks games this season. Every game televised by NBC Sports Chicago will also be available to live stream right here on NBCSportsChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.