July 29, 2014

Chelios named to the Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2013 Tuesday.  Among the four names on the list was for Wisconsin Badger Chris Chelios.

Chelios played 23-seasons in the NHL with Montreal, Chicago, Detroit and a few games with Atlanta.  In the 2009-2010 season, he became the 2nd oldest player to skate in a NHL game at 48-years-old.  Gordie Howe is the oldest at 52.

In 1983, Chelios was a member of the National Champion Badgers Men’s Hockey squad.  He skated two seasons with Wisconsin before going pro in 1983.  He is currently working in the Detroit Red Wings front office.

Joining Chelios in the 2013 Hall of Fame induction class are Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, and Philly executive Geraldine Heaney, the third female to join the Hockey Hall.