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Blackhawks Convention Set to Kick Off Friday

Crawford, Toews set to headline the 11th annual event

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    Blackhawks Convention Set to Kick Off Friday
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    CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 15: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Blackhawks will kick off their annual fan convention on Friday, and some of the team’s biggest stars will be in the Windy City for the event.

    The big headliner of this year’s event is goaltender Corey Crawford, who missed a large part of last season due to an injury. He will be in attendance at the event, and will make his first public comments since being knocked out of action.

    Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and winger Patrick Kane will also be at the event, as will defenseman Duncan Keith.

    New acquisitions Marcus Kruger, Cam Ward, Chris Kunitz, and Brandon Manning will all be at the convention.

    Here is the full list of players who will be in attendance:

    Jonathan Toews, Corey Crawford, Carl Dahlstrom, Victor Ejdsell, Gustav Forsling, John Hayden, Matthew Highmore, Luke Johnson, Henri Jokiharju, David Kampf, Dominik Kahun, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Chris Kunitz, Brandon Manning, Connor Murphy, Jan Rutta, Dylan Sikura, Tyler Sikura, Cam Ward

    Coaches:

    Joel Quenneville, Kevin Dineen, Don Granato, Jimmy Waite

    Alumni:

    Bryan Bickell, Adam Burish, Brian Campbell, Chris Chelios, Erik Daze, Ben Eager, Tony Esposito, Colin Fraser, Stu Grimson, Bobby Hull, Dennis Hull, Steve Larmer, Jamal Mayers, Troy Murray, Bernie Nicholls, Eddie Olczyk, Jeremy Roenick, Phil Russell, Denis Savard, John Scott, Patrick Sharp

    Broadcasters:

    Chris Boden, Pat Foley, Steve Konroyd, John Wiedeman

    The Opening Ceremony of the event will take place at 5 p.m. Friday night, and will air live on NBC Sports Chicago.