Denis Savard, Chris Chelios and Jeremy Roenick lead the Chicago Blackhawks' roster for this year's alumni game against the Minnesota Wild/North , the NHL announced Tuesday. The game, which is set for February 20, will precede the Stadium Series matchup between the two teams at TCF Bank Stadium and features tons of interesting names on both sides.
The coaches for the Hawks' alumni team will be legendary goaltender Tony Esposito and longtime broadcaster Pat Foley. They're set to take on a Wild/North Stars team coached by Hall of Famer Lou Nanne, Mike Ramsey and Tom Reid. The Minnesota team will be led by names like Mike Modano and Brian Rolston.
Beyond Savard, Chelios and Roenick, other notable names include Eric Daze, Cliff Koroll, Jamal Mayers, Brent Sopel, Troy Murray and Jimmy Waite, who currently serves as the Blackhawks' goaltending coach.
Here are the complete rosters for the game, via Mark Lazerus:
It's also worth noting that these rosters don't match up perfectly with the ones that were originally revealed when the Wild announced the alumni game over the summer. Ed Belfour was originally listed on those initial rosters -- albeit as a defenseman for some reason -- and now he's been replaced by Jerry Korab. It's unclear why Belfour is out of the event ... maybe they asked him to play defenseman instead of goalie. Who knows.
Last season, the Blackhawks and Capitals did not play an alumni game as part of the 2015 Winter Classic.