Hawks to screen Hull, Mikita film

The Chicago Blackhawks, in conjunction with Navy Pier, will screen “Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita: Monuments to Excellence,” at the IMAX Navy Pier Theatre on Wednesday.

Produced by Blackhawks TV, the film details the lives and careers of the Blackhawks Ambassadors and Hockey Hall of Famers. Though Wednesday’s screening is an invite-only event there will be other showings throughout March. They are free of charge and can be found at chicagoblackhawks.com.

Mikita is Chicago’s all-time leader in assists, points and games played and helped the team capture the Stanley Cup in 1961. He earned four Art Ross Trophies and two Hart and Lady Byng Trophies and had his jersey No. 21 retired on Oct. 21, 1980, the first in franchise history.

Hull spent 15 years in a Blackhawks uniform and ranks first in franchise history in goals and second in games played and points. He helped Chicago win the 1961 Stanley Cup and also collected two Hart Trophies and one Lady Byng Trophy.

Hull and Mikita were named Blackhawks Ambassadors together at a pregame ceremony at the United Center on March 7, 2008, and had bronze life-sized statues unveiled on the northeast plaza of the United Center on Oct. 22, 2011.