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Kelly Kisio
Kelly Kisio
Center
Number: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 18, 1959
Birthplace: Peace River, AB, Canada
Hometown: Peace River, Alberta
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on March 2, 1983.
Center Kelly Kisio utilized his speed, exceptional hockey sense, and strong character to last more than a dozen years in the NHL. Over the years he was a team leader, playmaker, checker, penalty killer, and power-play specialist on four different NHL clubs.

The native of Peace River, Alberta, starred in the Alberta Junior League with the Red Deer Rustlers. He next spent two years in the WHL with the Calgary Wranglers where he scored consecutive 60-goal seasons in 1979 and 1980. He entered pro hockey as a free agent in 1980-81 and was an effective player with the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL and the IHL's Kalamazoo Wings. He still failed to garner a pro contract from an NHL team after scoring 62 goals for the CHL's Dallas Black Hawks in 1981-82.

Kisio headed overseas in 1982-83 to suit up for the HC Davos club in Switzerland and scored 49 times in 40 matches. Finally, the Detroit Red Wings came calling and Kisio was signed as a free agent on March 2, 1983. Kisio recorded three straight 60-point seasons in Motown before he was the centrepiece in a deal with the New York Rangers that brought goalie Glen Hanlon to Detroit. Kisio recorded five straight 20-goal seasons and averaged nearly 70 points in his five years on Manhattan. The upbeat forward also served as the team's captain for three and a half seasons.

A new challenge awaited the veteran pivot in 1991-92 when he ended up as one of the team leaders on the expansion San Jose Sharks. That year Kisio battled injuries and only played 48 games but still managed 37 points. He was back to his old self the next year with 78 points, including 52 assists. In August 1993 Kisio returned to his native Alberta when he signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames. He contributed defensive play and leadership to the powerful Flames before retiring in 1995.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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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