Every member of the NHL championship team gets to spend a day with the Stanley Cup, and Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz had his turn Sunday.
But with the police investigation of Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane ongoing, Wirtz had to break from what was supposed to be a joyful day to answer at least one question about his 26-year-old superstar.
“We’re disappointed but hopeful,” Wirtz told the Chicago Tribune. “Beyond that, it would not be appropriate to expound upon.”
An estimated 2,500 people showed up to a party at Wirtz’s Winnetka home to talk and take pictures.
One day earlier, Kane spent his own day with the Cup on Saturday at his home in the Buffalo, N.Y. suburb of Hamburg.
Kane had very publicly basked with the Cup in the view of the public after the Blackhawks’ championships in 2010 and 2013. This time, though, the celebrating was limited to a private gathering of a few dozen family members and friends at his home.