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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Honoring Blackhawks Legend Cliff Koroll

Jan 6, 2016
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U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke to his colleagues on the House floor about Chicago Blackhawks legend Cliff Koroll and his accomplishments in the Chicago community.

Below is a video and transcript of the speech.

Mr. Speaker,

I rise to recognize Cliff Koroll, a Chicago Blackhawks legend.

After signing with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1969, Cliff enjoyed 11 seasons as their right winger where he reached the 50 point mark during 4 different seasons. He also helped lead the Hawks to the Stanley Cup Finals twice and later served six seasons as their Assistant Coach.

His talent led him to be inducted into multiple sports Hall of Fames, but his greatest accomplishment is leading the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association.

This group of retired Blackhawks players continually gives back to the Chicago community,

And has given over one million dollars in college scholarships to the most deserving high school hockey players in Illinois.

Cliff is also a supporter of The Chicago Legal Clinic, which provides legal services for immigrants, the disabled, victims of domestic violence, consumers with serious debt issues, and more.

Today, I urge my colleagues to join me in honoring and celebrating Cliff’s work and accomplishments. 

Thank you and I yield back

 

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