Blackhawks convert Bears receiver Eddie Royal into a hockey fan

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal stretches during practice drills at the Chicago Bears organized team activity at Halas Hall. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

During Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, newly acquired Bears receiver Eddie Royal was excited for the Blackhawks to take the ice.

Royal, who played in San Diego last season where there isn’t a professional hockey team, said the Blackhawks have turned him into a hockey fan.

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Still reppin series 1-1 we got the next one A photo posted by Eddie Royal (@eddieroyalwr) on Jun 6, 2015 at 7:50pm PDT

The Blackhawks have gained a lot of Chicago bandwagon fans throughout the playoffs, including the entire Cubs team. Royal was the first member of the Bears to publicly say he’s a Blackhawks supporter.

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