Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita will visit Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville later this month to celebrate his book Forever a Blackhawk.
On Thursday, May 31, from 6:30-8PM the public will get a chance to meet former Chicago Blackhawk Stan Mikita. Forever a Blackhawk was written with Blackhawks team historian, journalist, and longtime Chicago Tribune columnist, Bob Verdi. This event takes place at Anderson’s Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville.
The name Stan Mikita is synonymous with greatness when it comes to hockey in Chicago and throughout the NHL. As one of the most charismatic and electrifying athletes of his era, Mikita thrilled fans with his unique combination of speed, skill and toughness. Along the way, he became known as one of the finest centers in hockey history and is still widely regarded to be the best at his position of the 1960s.
During Mikita’s 22-year Chicago Blackhawks career, he set franchise records for games played, assists, and points, and led the 1960-61 squad to the Stanley Cup. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
Mikita traces his electrifying career in Forever a Blackhawk from his days as a youngster in Czechoslovakia and then Canada to his current role as a Blackhawks ambassador. Throughout the book, photos from his personal archive reflect on his greatest moments and achievements.
For more information on this book event visit www.andersonsbookshop.com.