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Watch: Chris Chelios pays tribute to Stan Mikita during 7th inning stretch at Cubs game

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Chelios then hung a Mikita sweater outside the television booth before singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

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Chris Chelios honored the late Stan Mikita during the seventh inning stretch of the Chicago Cubs game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night at Wrigley Field.

Chelios — who was named a Chicago Blackhawks team ambassador in July after leaving the Detroit Red Wings organization — dedicated the stretch to Mikita, who died Aug. 7 at age 78.

“Hey, Chicago. It’s great to be back home,” Chelios said. “We just lost one of our greatest icons. One of the greatest ever. To Jill (Mikita), to the family, to the great Stan Mikita... .this one’s for you Stan.”

Chelios then hung a Mikita sweater outside the television booth before singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

Chelios also threw out the first pitch for the game.

The Hawks will honor Mikita, who is the franchise scoring leader, with a pregame ceremony prior to their regular-seaosn home opener Oct. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Throughout the season the Hawks will also wear a No. 21 patch on their sweaters. They’ll also have his number painted behind the net on the United Center ice.