WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday calledChicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, team chairman Rocky Wirtz and team captain Jonathan Toews to congratulate the team on its 2015 Stanley Cup win.
The White House released a summary of the call to the Blackhawks leadership in a statement: “The President commended their leadership, and the entire team’s efforts on their third championship in six years. The President added that he looks forward to welcoming the team back to the White House to celebrate their victory.”
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He also phonedGolden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr, a former Chicago Bull, to congratulate him and his team on clinching the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
In the call to the Kerr the White House said Obama “noted how exciting the series was to watch and recognized the team’s perseverance in winning its first title in 40 years. The President applauded the team’s efforts, especially Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, and said he looks forward to welcoming the team to the White House to celebrate their championship.”