• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Thrashers sign veteran NHL defenceman Chris Chelios, assign him to AHL club

(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Paul Sancya, File)

Zoom Image

(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Paul Sancya, File)

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers signed veteran defenceman Chris Chelios on Tuesday.

But Chelios, 48, will have to wait to return to the NHL as the Thrashers assigned him to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.

Chelios signed with Chicago last season and has appeared in 44 games with the club so far this year.

Chelios, a 25-year NHL veteran, leads all American-born players with 1,644 career games and has accumulated 948 points (185 goals, 763 assists) with the Montreal Canadiens (1983-'90), Chicago Blackhawks (1990-'99) and Detroit Red Wings (1999-2009).

The Chicago native has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman three times (1989, 1993, 1996) and has taken part in 11 career NHL all-star games. He has also played for three Stanley Cup-winning teams (Montreal, 1986; Detroit, 2002 and 2008).

Chelios is also a three-time Olympian.

The Wolves are in Toronto on Wednesday to face the Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum.

More Stories

Canadiens star defenceman P.K. Subban keeps quiet about contract negotiations

MONTREAL - Star defenceman P.K. Subban is keeping quiet about negotiations on a new contract...

Jets sign defenceman Keaton Ellerby to one-year, two-way contract

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Keaton Ellerby to a one-year, two-way...

NHL free-agent defenceman Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident; extent of injuries unclear

DENVER - Free-agent NHL defenceman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a...

Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to a one-year...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Did the Colorado Avalanche overpay Ryan O'Reilly (two years, $6 million per)?




Contests

Our Partners