Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios on January 25, 1962) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. Chris Chelios is of Greek heritage. He was then drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft (40th overall). He was in top form for the 1992-1993 season, scoring 73 points and won a second Norris Trophy. In 1995–96. Chris Chelios would have another great season for the Blackhawks, scoring 73 points and winning his third Norris Trophy. On November 24, 2006, he played in his 1,496th NHL game, the most of any American-born player, passing the record total of Phil Housley.
On January 8, 2008, Chelios became the second oldest player in the history of the NHL, at 45 years, 348 days, passing Moe Roberts. On April 12, 2008, Chelios played in his 248th playoff game, breaking the NHL record set by Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy. Later that season, Chelios also became the oldest active player to win the Stanley Cup. On August 31, 2010, Chris Chelios officially retired. The same day, Red Wings general manager announced that Chris Chelios would be hired to work in the Red Wings' front office.
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