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Chris Chelios

Chris Chelios  #24

Defenseman
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)
AwardsSeasons
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award 2006-2007
James Norris Memorial Trophy 1988-1989 / 1992-1993 / 1995-1996
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

I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday