Chris Chelios
Detroit Red Wings - Assistant Coach
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Chris Chelios was named assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings on June 23, 2015.

Chelios served as an advisor to hockey operations for the Red Wings since 2010-11 and has spent time in Grand Rapids mentoring the organization’s young defensemen. In his new role as a member of the coaching staff, Chelios will evaluate in-game player performance and offer his insight and observations to Red Wings bench coaches. He will also continue to play a role in player development, by working on-ice with the team’s defensemen during practices. The Chicago, Ill., native also accepted a position with USA Hockey and will serve as an assistant coach at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland, this December and January.

The former defenseman spent 26 seasons in the NHL, playing 1,651 NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers, winning the Stanley Cup once with Montreal (1986) and twice with Detroit (2002 and 2008). A 2014 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Chelios is a three-time Norris Trophy winner (1989, 1993 and 1996) and a five-time NHL First-Team All-Star (1989, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2002). He totaled 948 points (185-763-948) and 2,891 penalty minutes during his NHL career, adding 144 points (31-113-144) and 423 penalty minutes in 266 career postseason appearances. His numerous international appearances are highlighted by a 1996 World Cup gold medal and a 2002 Olympic silver medal, and the four-time Olympian recorded 72 points (19-53-72) over his 120 games with the United States.