Chris Chelios (full name Christos Kostas Tselios) was born on January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a famous American professional hockey defenseman.
Biography and Career :
Chris Chelios played in NHL from 1983-1984 season to 2008-2009, for Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings and earned many awards during his career. He played in 1.496 NHL game, passing Phil Housley record. During his career, Chris Chelios appeared in NHL playoffs for 24 times, missing only one single playoff in 1997-1998 season.
He graduated San Diego's Mira Mesa High School in 1979 and has been awarded in Marauders' Hall of Fame.
Chris Chelios made in the Montreal Canadiens in 1984 and was named NHL All-Rookie Team in 1985 scorring 64 points in 74 games. In 1988-198
9 season has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy for scorring 73 points in 80 games and named the All-Star First-Team.
At Blackhawk team in 1995-1996 season Chelios have scored 73 points and winning for the third time Norris Trophy.
Chris Chelios was named captain of the US Olympic Hockey Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
- In June, 2007, he re-signed for another year with the Detroit Red Wings.
- In January, 2008, at 45 years old, he became the second oldest player in the history of NHL.
- In April, 2008, he played his 248th playoff game.
- In June, 2009, Chelios announced that it will not returning for the 2009-2010 season.
Life in Brief :
- Being born on Jan 25, Chris is an Aquarius.
- his ethnicity: White.
- his father's name: Constantine Tselios.
- Brother : Steve Chelios.
- Chris dated Tracee Smith (wife).
- Played for the United States in the 1984 Canada Cup.
- Played for the United States in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
- Played for the United States in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
- Played for the United States in the XX Olympic Winter Games.
Why is Chris Chelios famous?
Chris Chelios is the oldest active player in NHL history, passing Pill Housley record. He played for Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.
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