Chelios, Niedermayer, Shanahan named to hockey Hall of Fame

TORONTO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- First-time eligibles Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer and eight-time all-star Brendan Shanahan were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday.

Hockey Hall of Fame induction class announced

TORONTO, July 9 (UPI) -- Former NHL players Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Chelios leads U.S. Hockey Hall inductees

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former players Chris Chelios, Keith Tkachuk and Gary Suter headed a group of five inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Monday in Colorado Spring, Colo.
Chelios to join Red Wings' front office

Chelios to join Red Wings' front office

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Defenseman Chris Chelios has ended his 26-season NHL playing career but said he will remain in the game as part of the front office of the Detroit Red Wings.

NHL: Columbus 2, Atlanta 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11 (UPI) -- Mathieu Garon made 28 saves Thursday in leading Columbus to a 2-1 decision over Atlanta.

Thrashers sign 48-year-old Chelios

ATLANTA, March 2 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Thrashers have signed 48-year-old unrestricted free agent defenseman Chris Chelios, team officials said Tuesday.
Chelios among Masterton finalists

Chelios among Masterton finalists

TORONTO, April 30 (UPI) -- Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios, Nashville left wing Steve Sullivan and Florida right wing Richard Zednik are the finalists for the NHL award for perseverance.
Chelios to return for 25th NHL season

Chelios to return for 25th NHL season

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Chelios, a second-round choice in the 1981 NHL draft, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings that gives him a 25th season in the NHL.

NHL: Detroit 3, Chicago 1

DETROIT, March 11 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk scored the winning goal in the second period Tuesday and Chris Osgood made 19 saves in Detroit's 3-1 victory over Chicago.

Leg injury sidelines Red Wings' Chelios

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The injury-riddled Detroit Red Wings have lost defenseman Chris Chelios for an undetermined period because of a small bone chip in his right leg.

NHL: Calgary 1, Detroit 0

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Miikka Kiprusoff added to Detroit's woes by making 38 saves Friday, giving the Calgary Flames a 1-0 victory over the Red Wings.

NHL: Detroit 1, Colorado 0

DETROIT, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Dominik Hasek stopped all 19 shots he faced Tuesday, enabling the Detroit Red Wings to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0.

NHL union gets new executive director

TORONTO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney Paul Kelly was named Wednesday as the executive director of the NHL Players' Association.

NHL: Detroit 4, Edmonton 2

DETROIT, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom put Detroit out front with an early second-period goal Monday as the Red Wings posted a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Chelios back for 24th NHL season

DETROIT, June 12 (UPI) -- Defenseman Chris Chelios, at 45 the NHL's oldest player, plans to return for a 24th season, the Detroit Red Wings said Tuesday. Chelios owns the National Hockey League record for games played by a U.S.-born player at 1,547 and won the Norris Trophy, given
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Chris Chelios
SLP2000040102- 01 APRIL 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Blues' Chris Pronger (R) gets pressed into the boards by Detroit Red Wings' Chris Chelios, as the two go for the puck in the first period, April 1. bg/Scott Rovak UPI

Chris Chelios (pronounced /ˈtʃɛli.oʊs/; born Christos Kostas Tselios on January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently with the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL. Chelios has played in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. He played in the NHL from the 1983–84 to 2008–09 seasons, and earned many awards during his long career. In 2008–09, Chelios was the oldest active player in the NHL, had played the most games of any active player in the NHL, and had the most career penalty minutes of any active player. On November 24, 2006, he played in his 1,496th NHL game, the most of any American-born player, passing the record total of Phil Housley. In the 2008–09 season, he appeared in the playoffs for an NHL record 24th time, having missed the playoffs only once (1997–98) in his entire career. Chelios is of Greek heritage. His cousin, Nikos Tselios, also played professional hockey and was a former first round draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Chelios was raised in Evergreen Park and was a standout youth hockey player. He briefly attended Mount Carmel High School, but moved to Southern California in 1977. Attending San Diego's Mira Mesa High School until his graduation in 1979, Chelios has been honored in the Marauders' Hall of Fame. As a teenager, he was twice cut by Junior B teams in Canada and hit a low point when he had to borrow money from strangers to get home to California one year. Chelios said, "I wasn't any bigger or any better than the other guys, so they weren't going to take a kid from the States when they could have a local guy."

He returned home and grew three inches while adding 40 pounds of muscle. He was then drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to that, he played for the Moose Jaw Canucks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League where he tallied 87 points and 175 penalty minutes in just 54 games in his final season. Chelios enjoyed two strong years at the University of Wisconsin–Madison after being drafted. As one of the top collegiate players in the country, he was selected 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.

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