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Blackhawks release statement on Marian Hossa’s legacy

Chicago bids farewell to the three-time Stanley Cup champion.

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The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Marian Hossa to the Arizona Coyotes in a seven-player trade Thursday.

Chicago acquired forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Joran Maletta and defenseman Andrew Campbell and a 2019 fifth-round pick, in exchange for Hossa, forward Vinnie Hinostroza, defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a 2019 third-round pick.

After announcing the trade, the Hawks released the following statement about Hossa, who won three Stanley Cups with Chicago after signing as a free agent in July 2009.

Hossa played eight seasons with Chicago from 2009-17. He recorded 415 points (186 goals, 229 assists in 534 regular-season games and had 21 goals and 52 assists in 107 playoff contests.

Hossa’s playing days came to an end before the 2017-18 NHL season, the team said he wouldn’t play because of a progressive skin disorder caused by an allergic reaction to his hockey equipment. In May this year, he told Slovakia newsoutlet Novy cas he would “not play hockey anymore.”