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Chris Chelios

Hockey

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The Short List

  • Member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic silver medal team
  • Four-time Olympian (1984, '98, '02, '06)
  • Captain of 1998 and 2002 U.S. Olympic squads
  • 10-time National Hockey League All-Star

Did You Know?

  • Three-time winner of Norris Trophy as NHL's best defenseman (1989, '93, '96)
  • Holds an annual benefit golf tournament in Chicago area
  • Raises money for underprivileged kids through 'Cheli's Children'
  • Chris and his wife Tracee have four children: Dean, Jake, Kaley and Tara
  • Childhood hero was National Football League star Dick Butkus

It's Every Day
Despite being the oldest member of the U.S. hockey squad, Chelios still will be a force. The 10-time NHL All-Star selection may not be quite as agile as he once was, but his leadership skills could be his biggest asset. For the second straight Games, he will serve as the U.S. team captain as he competes in his third Games overall.

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Photo gallery: Olympic hockey player Chris Chelios



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On whether he's lost a step as his 40th birthday approaches: "Don't be confused by my birth certificate."