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Chris Chelios

Chris Chelios  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: January 25, 1962
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Chicago, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: MTL / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (40th overall)
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award 2006-2007
James Norris Memorial Trophy 1988-1989 / 1992-1993 / 1995-1996
* 0 points (0g, 0a) in 7 games
HOME: 4 GP; 0-0-0; E       LAST 5 GAMES: 0-0-0; -1
ROAD: 3 GP; 0-0-0; -2      LAST 10 GAMES: 0-0-0; -2
* Made his Thrasher debut on 3/11 at CBJ, posting 13:14 of ice time and one shot
* Recorded 22 points (5g, 17a) in 46 games with Chicago (AHL) and ranks fourth in the league with a plus-34 rating
* Registered four points (2g, 2a) in three games from 12/12-12/19
* Signed as a free agent on March 2, 2010
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1983) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1983) NHL All-Rookie Team (1985) NHL First All-Star Team (1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002) James Norris Memorial Trophy (1989, 1993, 1996) NHL Second All-Star Team (1991, 1997) Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (2002) Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award (2007) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1991) World Cup All-Star Team (1996) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002) Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Montreal's 2nd round choice (Michael Pomichter) in 1991 Entry Draft for Denis Savard, June 29, 1990. Traded to Detroit by Chicago for Anders Eriksson and Detroit's 1st round choices in 1999 (Steve McCarthy) and 2001 (Adam Munro) Entry Drafts, March 23, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to knee injury vs. Dallas, November 17, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Motor City (UHL), February 1, 2005. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to leg injury in pre-season at Montreal, September 30, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), October 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, March 2, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, August 31, 2010.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres