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Wayne Gretzky, Theo Epstein among big names in attendance for Chris Chelios’ jersey retirement

Wayne Gretzky, Theo Epstein among big names in attendance for Chris Chelios' jersey retirement

Wayne Gretzky, Theo Epstein among big names in attendance for Chris Chelios’ jersey retirement originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Blackhawks will retire Chris Chelios’ No. 7 jersey this Sunday in a historic ceremony for the franchise.

And the stars were out for the legend’s jersey retirement. The Blackhawks players from the 2010-15 dynasty, Wayne Gretzky, Theo Epstein, Mark Messier, Tie Domi, Eddie Vedder and Dennis Rodman are in attendance.

Here are some of the big names making their arrivals to the United Center.

Connor Bedard arrived at the United Center wearing a black, Chelios jersey, too.

Paul Konerko sent his congratulations via video from the White Sox’ X (formerly Twitter) page.

“Cheli, congratulations,” Konerko said. “Obviously, if anybody’s earned it in the game of hockey, it’s you, and it’s certainly with the Blackhawks. You played 100 years and you were not only a great NHL player but a great American NHL player. Congrats, enjoy it.”

Tune in on NBC Sports Chicago at 3 p.m. CT for the ceremony and 5 p.m. for the Blackhawks-Red Wings game.

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