A day after the NHL released its annual hockey player awards, the Chicago Blackhawks players and fans were honored by the Evanston Stadium Gala as part of the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
In a ceremony held on Saturday, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Andrew Shaw was presented the Stanley Cup.
Shaw, who won the Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015 and 2016, was inducted into the Blackhawks Hall of Fame in 2017.
The ceremony was held in front of the iconic Evanston Street Bridge and featured speeches from the Blackhawks players, members of the team and Blackhawks CEO Stan Bowman.
“It’s an honor to be recognized here, and I know it’s something I will be proud to represent here in Chicago,” Shaw said.
“We all appreciate the incredible support from the fans and everyone who loves this city,” said Bowman.
“We look forward to hosting a celebration of the hockey world in Evanston next year.”
The Stanley Cup is presented to the winner of the Stanley League Championship, which takes place at the Chicago Winter Classic in December.
Chicago’s St. Patricks Day Parade is a celebration for the city.
It takes place on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Chicago Park.
The parade will head to Soldier Field and the Blackhawks home arena at Soldier Field.