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President Obama Makes Phone Call to Chicago Blackhawks



    President Obama Makes Phone Call to Chicago Blackhawks
    President Barack Obama is presented with a personalized jersey from Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews during a celebration of 2013 National Hockey League champions in the East Room of the White House November 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. This was the second time. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    President Obama picked up the phone and rang his hometown team of the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday to personally congratulate them on their Stanley Cup Championship.

    Coach Joel Quenneville, owner and chairman Rocky Wirtz, and captain Jonathan Toews were all on the phone when President Obama called, according to a statement from the White House press secretary.

    “The President commended their leadership, and the entire team’s efforts on their third championship in six years,” the statement read. “The President added that he looks forward to welcoming the team back to the White House to celebrate their victory.”

    This wasn’t the first time the POTUS showed his Hawks pride this season. He took to Twitter Tuesday to show the team some love on social media as well: 

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