The first 10,000 fans in attendance at the United Center for “Glenn Hall Heritage Night” will receive a Glenn Hall collectible pin courtesy of Arlington Park and the Chicago Blackhawks. In addition, Arlington Park will have a significant presence during that game on the United Center’s eight-sided scoreboard as well as on the 360-degree LED displays that ring the arena.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Blackhawks, an Original Six team with such rich history and tradition,” said Arlington Park President Roy Arnold. “Given our own history and tradition over a nearly identical timeframe it seems to be a natural fit.”
“Glenn Hall Heritage Night” honors the longtime Blackhawks goaltender. Hall is one of seven players to have his jersey number (1) retired by the Blackhawks and spent 10 of his 18 National Hockey League seasons in a Chicago uniform (1957-68), helping the franchise capture the 1961 Stanley Cup. Hall established an NHL record by playing 503 consecutive games between the pipes from Oct. 6, 1955 to Nov. 7, 1962, before completing his career with 407 wins and 84 shutouts - fourth-most in league history - in 1971. During his Blackhawks years, “Mr. Goalie” as he became known notched a 275-229-106 regular-season record with 51 shutouts. He captured three Vezina Trophies as the league's best goaltender (1963, 1967, 1968) and appeared in 13 NHL All-Star Games during his career.