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Marian Hossa Accepts ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

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    Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blueschase down a loose puck in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    With his penchant for scoring clutch goals and the two Stanley Cup rings that adorn his fingers, Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has ice water in his veins. 

    And now he has ice water on his shoulders. 

    That's because Hossa was challenged by Los Angeles Kings forward (and fellow Slovak) Marian Gaborik in the ice-bucket challenge, a social media phenomenon that has seen everyone from LeBron James to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell douse themselves with freezing cold water to help raise awareness and funds for ALS research

    The challenge has raised over $15 million for charity, and Hossa did his part over the weekend: 

    Several other Blackhawks have already participated, including Patrick Kane and head coach Joel Quenneville, and at least two more will have to step up to the plate, with Andrew Shaw and GM Stan Bowman both being challenged by Hossa. 

    Stick-tap to Twitter users @AlexisPOS82 and @RegressedPDO (who we interviewed last week on the website) for the heads-up. 

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