Happy 51st To Chris Chelios

By Keith Schultz

Chris Chelios-Chicago Blackhawks (Picture Provided by Sportsillustrated.cnn.com)

Happy 51st Birthday to former Chicago Blackhawk star defenseman Chris Chelios.  Chelios played with the Blackhawks from 1990-1999 picking up 3 Norris trophies  on the way and helping lead the Hawks to the 1992 Stanley Cup final only to fall short to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Mario Lemieux.

Chelios went from homegrown favorite player to the enemy on a single day when he was traded to the Red Wings for Anders Eriksson and 2 first round draft picks in 1999.  The exit of Chelios was one of the last pieces to fall before the dark ages of Blackhawks hockey.i

Chelios became villainous this fall when he was spotted by TMZ burning a Jay Cutler jersey, here is a link to our story back in September. Somehow Chelios has become more Motor City than Windy City, but for most of the 90’s he was every Blackhawks fans favorite defenseman.

Happy 51 Chelios maybe you will return back to your roots before it’s too late!!

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