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Encyclopedia > Chris Chelios
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Cherrios
Cheli
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
Montreal Canadiens
Nationality  United States
Born January 25, 1962 (1962-01-25) (age 45),
Chicago, IL, USA
NHL Draft 40th overall, 1981
Montréal Canadiens
Pro Career 1983 – present

Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Greek American defenceman for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, earning many awards during his long career. Chelios is currently the oldest active player in the NHL, has played the most games by an active player in the NHL, and is the active leader in penalty minutes. On November 24, 2006, he played in his 1,496th NHL game, more than any American-born player, passing the record total of Phil Housley. He also played for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks. He played in an NHL record 22nd playoffs in 2006-07. His cousin, Nikos Tselios, also plays hockey. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 488 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (838 × 1030 pixel, file size: 320 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chris Chelios Metadata This file contains... 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Playing career

Early years

Chelios was raised in Chicago and was a standout youth hockey player. He attended Mount Carmel High School, but moved to Southern California in 1977. Chelios was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to being drafted, he played for the Moose Jaw Canucks of the SJHL. Chelios enjoyed two strong years at the University of Wisconsin after being drafted. As one of the top collegiate players in the country, he was selected to play for the United States at the 1981-82 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. In 1983, he was part of the Badgers NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship team and was named to the All-Tournament Team and the Second WCHA All-Star Team. Chelios was a member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey team for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. After the Olympics he made his debut for the Canadiens, playing 12 games in the regular season and 15 in the playoffs. That summer he joined the United States team at the 1984 Canada Cup Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Mount Carmel High School is an all boys Catholic high school in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The Moose Jaw Canucks were a junior ice hockey team based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... SJHL Emblem The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Canada, a part of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Coordinates: , Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Canton Sarajevo Canton Government  - Mayor Semiha Borovac (SDA) Area [1]  - City 141. ... Canada won this tournament, beating Sweden in the final. ...


In 1984, he made the team for good, and distinguished himself with his play. He earned a trip to the National Hockey League All-Star Game and was named to the 1985 NHL All-Rookie Team. He scored 64 points in 74 games, a high total for a defenceman, even in the higher-scoring 1980s. In the playoffs that year, he scored 10 points in 9 games, with a +17 plus/minus. Although he only played 41 games in the 1985-1986 season, he won his first Stanley Cup, playing in front of Conn Smythe Trophy winner Patrick Roy. Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the leagues star players playing against each other. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Plus/minus is an ice hockey statistic that measures the team goal differential when a specific player is on the ice. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Patrick Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ...


Successful Chicago years

Following two more good seasons, Chelios really broke out in the 1988-1989 season. He scored 73 points in 80 games at +35, was named to the All-Star First-Team, and won the James Norris Memorial Trophy. In that season's Prince of Wales Trophy final Series against the Philadelphia Flyers, which the Canadiens won in six games, Chelios became reviled by Flyer fans for a hit on Brian Propp that left the Flyer winger concussed and forced him to miss the Flyers' next game. For the remainder of the series, the Flyers vented their anger against Chelios until finally, late in Game Six, Philly goaltender Ron Hextall whacked his stick and blocker pad at Chelios, apparently in retaliation for the hit. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of National Hockey League skaters and goaltenders that have appeared in the most All-Star games. ... Norris Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League defenceman who demonstrates the greatest ability, by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. ... Prince of Wales Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Prince of Wales Trophy, or simply the Wales Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy awarded to the Eastern Conference playoff champions. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Brian Propp (born 15 February 1959 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left wing who played 15 seasons in the NHL from 1979 until 1994. ... Ron niggerdick Hextall (born May 3, 1964 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender most often associated with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ...


After playing only 53 games in the next season (in which he served as co-captain, with Guy Carbonneau), on June 29, 1990, Chelios was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks with a 2nd-round draft pick for Denis Savard, who is now in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Guy Carbonneau (b. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... Denis Joseph Savard (born February 4, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League from 1980 to 1997. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ...


In his first season with Chicago, he continued to score at his usual rate, tallying 64 points, and earned a spot on the Second NHL All-Star Team. Chelios would help lead the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1992, before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was in top form for the 1992-1993 season, scoring 73 points and won another Norris Trophy. The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League defenceman who demonstrates the greatest ability, by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. ...


In 1995-96, Chelios would have another great season for the Blackhawks, scoring 73 points and winning his third Norris Trophy. When the Summer of 1996 rolled around, he would help lead the United States to its biggest international hockey win since the 1980 Winter Olympics, beating Canada in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey final series and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Chelios was captain of the Blackhawks from 1995 to 1999. The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League defenceman who demonstrates the greatest ability, by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... The first World Cup of Hockey (WCH), or 1996 World Cup of Hockey, replaced the Canada Cup as the premier championship for professional ice hockey. ... Luc Robitaille, 2005: the A is also placed on the players left. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Red Wings career

By 1999, though, Chelios was starting to show signs of age. At 37, his career was clearly in decline, and he was no longer the offensive and defensive force he had once been. However, even if he did not have much to offer the Blackhawks, he could still help teams with his veteran leadership and his largely-remaining talent. On March 23, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Anders Eriksson and two first-round draft picks. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Anders Eriksson (born January 9, 1975, in Bollnäs, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL. // Eriksson is a big defenseman who has great offensive skills, but is known to make some mistakes on defense. ...


The move to Detroit, where he had fewer responsibilities and more skilled teammates, helped keep Chelios playing at close to his peak level. In 2002, his +40 plus/minus led the league, and he was again named to the First All-Star Team. He also led the United States hockey team to a silver medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics, and was named to the Tournament's All-Star Team. His season culminated in the Red Wings' victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Finals, giving Chelios his second Stanley Cup. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Plus/minus is an ice hockey statistic that measures the team goal differential when a specific player is on the ice. ... (Redirected from 2002 Winter Olympic Games) The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


In 2004, because of the cancellation of the NHL season, Chelios, along with fellow Red Wing teammates Derian Hatcher and Kris Draper, decided to play hockey for the Motor City Mechanics, a UHL team based out of Fraser, Michigan. He was heavily criticized for this decision as the UHL has a maximum salary in place, but at the same time he was strongly against a salary cap in the NHL. In October 2004 he trained with the U.S. bobsled federation in a bid to compete for the Greek bobsled team at the 2006 Winter Olympics. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Derian Hatcher (born June 4, 1972 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Kris Draper (born May 24, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... The Motor City Mechanics are a professional ice hockey team. ... The United Hockey League (UHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... Fraser is a city in Macomb County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin Italian €2 commemorative coin of 2006 celebrating the Turin games The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ...


On August 4, 2005, the 43-year-old defenceman re-signed with the Red Wings for a one-year contract. August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Recent years

On February 1, 2006, Chelios was again named captain of the US Olympic Hockey Team that played at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Chelios was also captain in the 1998 Nagano games and of the silver-medal-winning team in the 2002 Salt Lake City games. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Luc Robitaille, 2005: the A is also placed on the players left. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin Italian €2 commemorative coin of 2006 celebrating the Turin games The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ...


On May 24, 2006, Chelios signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Turning 45 years old in January 2007, he's the third oldest player in the history of the NHL. On July 3, 2006, Chelios became the active leader for most games played upon the retirement of teammate Steve Yzerman. On April 21st 2007 he became the oldest defenseman to score a short-handed goal in the NHL in a playoff game against Calgary Flames. May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Stephen Gregory Yzerman (born May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional hockey player who played his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings. ...


On May 22, 2007, at Game 6 of the 2007 Western Conference Finals, Chelios and the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated from postseason play by the Anaheim Ducks. After the game, Chelios did not shake the hands of the Anaheim Ducks at center ice, as is the custom, and chose instead to shake the hands of only the coaches at their bench. This drew much criticism from fans and the media. He later stated that he was overcome by emotion, and felt he could not maintain his composure on the ice. [1] May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


On June 12, 2007, Chelios re-signed with the Detroit Red Wings for one year. He needs to appear in just 2 more playoff games to become the NHL's career leader in playoff games played. This will be his 24th NHL season and 10th with the Detroit Red Wings. June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Trivia

  • In 2004, Chris and surfer Laird Hamilton trained with the US bobsled team, and hoped to form the first Greek bobsled team at the 2006 Winter Olympics. They weren't successful.
  • Grew up in Chicago, where his father, Constantine "Gus" Chelios owned a chain of Greek restaurants.
  • The family moved to Poway, CA in 1977 when his father left his struggling business in Chicago to open a restaurant in the San Diego area.
  • Was a Chicago Blackhawks fan during his childhood, but was more focused on football, idolizing Bears linebacker Dick Butkus.
  • Active in charitable causes during his playing days in Chicago, founding Cheli's Children.
  • Opened Cheli's Chili Bar restaurant in Dearborn, MI, in 2003.
  • Opened second Cheli's Chili Bar restaurant in downtown Detroit, MI, in 2006.
  • Older brother of former minor-leaguer Steve Chelios. Cousin of NHL player Nikos Tselios, whose father was one of Gus Chelios' brothers. The family name was originally Tselios, but Gus Chelios changed his family's spelling to "Chelios."[2]
  • On Scrubs, Dr. Perry Cox often wears a Chelios Red Wings jersey; Chelios is friends with actor John C. McGinley, who portrays Cox. During the fourth season of the show, which was concurrent with the 2004-05 lockout, Cox was seen on at least one occasion wearing a number 24 Motor City Mechanics jersey.
  • Also close friends with actor John Cusack and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.
  • Wore number 24 in Montreal and Detroit, and number 7 in Chicago. He became friends with the previous Detroit player to wear number 24, Bob Probert, during their time together with the Blackhawks, leading in part to the decision to return to his previous number in Detroit (number 7 had previously been retired by the Wings for Ted Lindsay).
  • Chris once had continuous problems with his sauna. It turns out he had placed his exercise bike in the sauna and disabled the safety shut-off feature. He then cranked the temperature past its limits and ran on the bike.

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Chris Chelios restaurant/bar

Chelios has two restaurant/bars in Dearborn (opened in 2003) and Detroit (opened in 2006), Michigan (Cheli's Chili Bar I and Cheli's Chili Bar II). He previously owned a Cheli's Chili Bar in Chicago, but this closed after his move to the Red Wings.


On January 2, 2007 two employees of Cheli's in Detroit were fatally stabbed. Megan Soroka, 49, was a manager at the restaurant and Mark Bernard, 52, was a dishwasher. Police have arrested Justin Blackshere, 17, who allegedly confessed to the crime. He was a busboy at the restaurant and was fired back in November 2006. Blackshere's pregnant girlfriend was also recently fired from her job as a dishwasher.[3] Chelios took a leave of absence from the Detroit Red Wings to help the families of his murdered employees. He said, "I'll come back when I feel ready and the families feel ready. I'm just going to try to get through this day by day with everybody."[4] On January 9, 2007, the Red Wings announced that Chelios would be playing that night.[5] January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Awards

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Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981-82 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 43 6 43 49 50 - - - - -
1982-83 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 45 16 32 48 62 - - - - -
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 0 2 2 12 15 1 9 10 17
1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 74 9 55 64 87 9 2 8 10 17
1985-86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 8 26 34 67 20 2 9 11 49
1986-87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 11 33 44 124 17 4 9 13 38
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 20 41 61 172 11 3 1 4 29
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 15 58 73 185 21 4 15 19 28
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 53 9 22 31 136 5 0 1 1 8
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 12 52 64 192 6 1 7 8 46
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 9 47 56 245 18 6 15 21 37
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 84 15 58 73 282 4 0 2 2 14
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 16 44 60 212 6 1 1 2 8
1994-95 EHC Biel Nationalliga A 3 0 3 3 4 - - - - -
1994-95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 5 33 38 72 16 4 7 11 12
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 14 58 72 140 9 0 3 3 8
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 72 10 38 48 112 6 0 1 1 8
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 3 39 42 151 - - - - -
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 8 26 34 89 - - - - -
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 1 1 2 4 10 0 4 4 14
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 3 31 34 103 9 0 1 1 8
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 0 3 3 45 5 1 0 1 2
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 6 33 39 126 23 1 13 14 44
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 2 17 19 78 4 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 2 19 21 61 8 0 1 1 4
2004-05 Motor City Mechanics UHL 23 5 19 24 25 - - - - -
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 4 7 11 108 6 0 0 0 6
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 0 11 11 34 18 1 6 7 12
NHL totals 1547 182 754 936 2837 246 31 113 144 411

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International play

Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey

His only medal came from the 2002 Salt Lake games, winning the Silver losing to team Canada. Playing an important defensive role along with Brian Rafalski. In the 2004 World Cup of Hockey he did not medal however he did play as captain during that stretch. Ice hockey tournaments have been competed at the Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... 2002 Winter Olympic Games Ice hockey games were held at the E Center and Peaks Ice Arena in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah. ... The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... (Redirected from 1984 Winter Olympic Games) The XIV Olympic Winter Games were held in 1984 in Japan; and Falun/Göteborg, Sweden. ... Canada won this tournament, beating Sweden in the final. ... Tournament MVP Wayne Gretzky celebrates Canadas victory The 1987 Canada Cup was a Professional ice hockey world championships series in 1987. ... Wayne Gretzky celebrates Canadas victory with Mark Messier The 1991 Canada Cup was a Professional ice hockey world championships series in 1991. ... The first World Cup of Hockey (WCH), or 1996 World Cup of Hockey, replaced the Canada Cup as the premier championship for professional ice hockey. ... (Redirected from 1998 Winter Olympic Games) The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Japan. ... (Redirected from 2002 Winter Olympic Games) The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The 2004 World Cup of Hockey is the second World Cup of Hockey (WCH), an international ice hockey tournament. ... (Redirected from 2006 Winter Olympic Games) See also: 2006 Winter Paralympics The XX Olympic Winter Games will be held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26. ... Brian Rafalski (born September 28, 1973, in Dearborn, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey player who plays defenceman for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. ... The 2004 World Cup of Hockey is the second World Cup of Hockey (WCH), an international ice hockey tournament. ...


External links

Preceded by
Peter Laviolette
US Men's Olympic Hockey Team Captain
1998, 2002, 2006
Succeeded by
n/a
Preceded by
Dirk Graham
Chicago Blackhawks captains
1995-99
Succeeded by
Doug Gilmour
Preceded by
Bob Gainey
Montreal Canadiens captains
1989-90
Co-captains with Guy Carbonneau
Succeeded by
Guy Carbonneau
Preceded by
Paul Coffey
Winner of the Norris Trophy
1996
Succeeded by
Brian Leetch
Preceded by
Brian Leetch
Winner of the Norris Trophy
1993
Succeeded by
Ray Bourque
Preceded by
Ray Bourque
Winner of the Norris Trophy
1989
Succeeded by
Ray Bourque
Preceded by
Joe Sakic and Patrik Elias
Winner of the NHL Plus/Minus Award
2002
Succeeded by
Peter Forsberg and Milan Hejduk

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Chelios was raised in Southern California and was a standout youth hockey player.
Chelios was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.
Chelios was also captain in the 1998 Nagano games and of the silver-medal-winning team in the 2002 Salt Lake City games.
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