Mikita, who holds a slew of franchise records and was viewed by millions as an ambassador for the game of hockey, died Tuesday at the age of 78 after a battle with Lewy body dementia.
The visitation will be held at the arena from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Mikita’s family requested donations to a group of charities, including the Alzheimer’s Association’s Illinois chapter, the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association, the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation for AMITA Health Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Mikita is the team’s all-time leading scorer, and appeared in more games than any other player in Blackhawks history. He also won two MVP awards, multiple scoring titles, and the 1961 Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks.