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Blackhawks Visit Walter Reed, Spend Time With Wounded Heroes

The Hawks also made the trip after their 2010 Cup championship

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The Chicago Blackhawks were honored at the White House Monday for their Stanley Cup Championship win. The visit marks the team's second trip to the White House during President Barack Obama’s administration. "Championships belong in Chicago," Obama said. "So, to the Blackhawks, thank you for bringing it back home."

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The Chicago Blackhawks are in Washington DC Monday to visit with President Barack Obama at the White House, but before the ceremony to honor them, they visited Walter Reed Medical Center to spend some time with the troops at the facility. 

Fortunately for fans, the NHL posted several excellent photos from the team's visit to the center. Here are Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp, Patrick Kane, and Nikolai Khabibulin autographing a photo for a soldier: 

Brandon Bollig tweeted this photo of his meeting with a soldier at the facility: 

The team also had a brief ceremony at the facility, and the Stanley Cup was there for the ride. Here is Jonathan Toews getting ready to step to the podium: 

Finally, the Hawks took a team picture at Walter Reed with soldiers and the Stanley Cup: 

 

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