The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday the appointment of Chris Chelios to the role of team ambassador, joining Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Denis Savard.

Chelios spent nine seasons during his career with the Blackhawks, scoring 92 goals and adding 487 assists in 664 games. He served as the team's captain from 1995-99.

"Through multiple generations of players and fans, Chris Chelios will forever be etched into the history of the Chicago Blackhawks," said Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz. "His contributions to our organization and the overall sport of hockey stand tall. We are proud to welcome Chris and his family back home to the United Center and we are honored to call him an ambassador."