Chelios re-ups with AHL's Chicago Wolves

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12/27/2009 2:36:54 PM
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Veteran defenseman Chris Chelios signed a second professional tryout contract with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

The 25-year NHL veteran was not re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings following last season, when he played 28 games and did not register a point. The 47-year-old also went pointless in six postseason contests in the team's run to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to Pittsburgh in seven games.

This season, Chelios has recorded 14 points in 22 contests with the Wolves, who are the AHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers.

Chelios is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, capturing the silver with Montreal in 1986 and with Detroit in 2002 and 2008. Internationally, the bruising backliner has played for USA Hockey four times in the Olympics (1984, 1998, 2002, 2006).

A native of Chicago, Chelios was plucked in the second round by Montreal in the 1981 draft. He spent two seasons with college hockey powerhouse Wisconsin and made his NHL debut with the Canadiens late in the 1983-84 season following the Sarajevo games.

He spent parts of seven seasons with the Habs before moving on to Chicago (1990-99), then Detroit in a March, 1999 deal. Over 1,644 games, Chelios has recorded 185 goals, 948 points and 2,891 penalty minutes.


Chris Chelios (Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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