When Chicago Blackhawks fans get to the United Center on Sunday night, not only will they get a look at the New Jersey Devils and last summer’s first overall pick Nico Hischier, but they will also get to see one of the most beloved players of the 1980’s in uniform again.
Al Secord will take time off from piloting commercial airplanes and will put on his famous number 20 sweater again to take part in the Blackhawks “One More Shift” program. Second will skate out in full uniform and stand with the Blackhawks starters for the singing of the national anthem before the puck drops.
Secord was a fan favorite not only because of his ability to score goals, but his fearlessness on the ice. Any time somebody tried to get in an extra shot on Denis Savard, Secord was there to protect his star teammate.
However, Secord was no slouch on the scoresheet himself as he is one of just three Blackhawks to score at least 50 goals in a single season, with Bobby Hull and Jeremey Roenick being the other two.
Secord will join Ed Belfour, Bryan Bickell, Steve Larmer, Roenick and Savard as the other players who have skated “One More Shift” over the past year.