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Chris Chelios
Assistant Coach

Chris Chelios transitions to a new role with Detroit in 2015-16, working as an assistant coach on Jeff Blashill’s staff after spending five seasons as an advisor to the Red Wings’ management staff, while mentoring the organization’s young defensemen in Grand Rapids. As an assistant coach, Chelios will observe games from the press box and offer his insights to the Red Wings bench coaches during the games. He will also continue to play a role in player development by working on-ice with the team during practices. Chelios 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.

 Chelios retired as a player from the National Hockey League on August, 31, 2010, after 26 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers.  He played the most games by a defenseman in NHL history (1,651) and was the only player in league history to play in over 400 games for three different teams (Chicago-664, Detroit-578, Montreal-402).  Chelios played his first NHL game on March 8, 1984, when the Canadiens hosted the Hartford Whalers and skated in his final game on April 6, 2010, when the Thrashers battled the New Jersey Devils.  For 26 years in between, Chelios accomplished a litany of feats that place him among the game’s all-time greats.  He played the fourth-most regular-season games in NHL history (1,651) and the most postseason games in league history (266), won three Stanley Cups (Montreal-1986 and Detroit 2002, 2008), three Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenseman (1989, 1993, 1996), finished second in Norris Trophy voting twice (1995, 2002), made 11 NHL All-Star Game appearances (1985, 1990-94, 1996-98, 2002, 2008), finished as a First Team NHL All-Star five times (1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002) and a Second Team All-Star twice (1991, 1997), ranks 10th all-time among defensemen with 948 points (185-763-948) and at the age of 48, Chelios retired as the second-oldest player in NHL history behind the legendary Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe (52).

Chelios also played an integral role in the development of USA Hockey during his illustrious playing career.  He would represent the United States at four Olympic Winter Games (1984, 1988, 2002, 2006), three Canada Cups (1984, 1987, 1991), two World Cup of Hockey events (1996, 2004) and once at the World Junior Championship (1982).  Chelios led the stars and stripes to a championship at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and a silver medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

Chelios lives in the Detroit area with his wife, Tracee.  The couple has two daughters, Caley and Tara, and his two sons, Dean and Jake, who each began their professional hockey careers in 2014-15.

 

 

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80