Former Blackhawk Chris Chelios Among 2013 HHOF Inductees

By Skylar Peters

The monotony of the 2013 NHL offseason was broken up on Tuesday afternoon, when the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees were announced. One of these included Chicago Blackhawks alumni Chris Chelios.

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Chelios’ time with the Blackhawks didn’t start so well, when he was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for fellow Hall of Famer Denis Savard. Blackhawks’ fans were not happy with seeing the star move out of the Windy City, and it was left up to Chelios to prove his worth.

The following season, with Chelios wearing the “A”, the Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup Final, to lose to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored 64 points in that season, and continued to score, tallying 73 points in the 1992-93 year, winning his second of three. He added his final Norris in the 1995 season, after almost equaling his 1993 totals with 72 points. He was the Blackhawks captain from 1995 until his trade to the Detroit Red Wings in 1999.

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