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04-08-2006, 11:05 PM
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Chris Chelios D

Has been one of the toughest defensemen to beat one-on-one throughout his career. Always plays a smart game in the defensive zone and is terrific in transition. Is still nasty but has learned to pick his spots and for the majority of his career he logged huge amounts of ice time.The more chris played the better he played. He is one of the leagues best defenceman one on one.He is indispensible on the ice.

Chelios and Ray Bourque were the premiere d-man of there time patroling the blueline. They long jockeyed as the dominant all-round defensman of there era. If Borq made beating boston tough then chelios made surviving a date with chicago an ordeal.

Chelios has great instincts, strong skating, and top drawer offensive gifts meant he could had been a Norris Trophy candidate without repeatedly bloodying his nose in the first half of his now 3 decade spanning career.

Traded to chicago for hall of famer denis savard who was on the back side of his career despite being the same age as chelios.Chris's career continue to advance and he entrenched himself as the most skilled and menacing players of his era.

He has won 3 Norris Trophys

His stint with the Chicago Blackhawks solidified Chris Chelios' standing as the most menacing skilled defenseman in the league. He was known as a player who would do anything to win, regarded by most as a player other NHL players hated playing against. Even as Chris amassed over 2,000 penalty minutes, his offensive numbers were never too far behind his gritty play. Chelios would win two more Norris trophies during while in Chicago and led the team in points during the 1995-96 season. His time in Chicago came to an end at the 1999 NHL trade deadline when he was dealt to the Detroit Red Wings for defenceman Anders Ericksson and two first-round draft picks (1999 and 2001). The move to Detroit did not yield a Red Wing three-peat, but Chelios helped Detroit win the Stanley Cup in 2002 and is back with the Wings for the 2005-06 season.

He has won 2 cups with montreal and detroit. Silver Medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A tireless worker and one of the most fit players in the NHL, Chelios began his 22nd NHL season in 2005-06 Chelios reached the 900-point plateau during the 02-03 regular seson, was named to his second World Cup team in the summer of 2004

Obviously he has great skills but he will back stab you any time he gets a chance - randy burridge

Alot of people fight for the puck Chris plays like he is fighting for his life - Bill Clement.

Telling chris he cant play is like cutting off his arm- Luc Robitaille

Chelios is the best defenceman in the league. He gives you no gap between himself and the oncoming forward.When you're going forward, most defenseman go back, but it seems like h's going forward and back at the same time. There's always pressure on the puck- Paul Kariya

Reg Season Totals 1471 181 742 923 +328 2801
NHL Playoff Totals 222 30 107 137 +44 378

NHL All-Rookie Team (1985) NHL First All-Star Team (1989, 1993,95,96,02)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (89,93,96) NHL Second All-Star Team (1991, 1997)
Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (02) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1991)
World Cup All-Star Team (96)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (85,90,91,92,93,94,96,97,98,00,02)

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