Former Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Wisconsin Badgers great Chris Chelios will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame tonight in Chicago, as he becomes the sixth Badgers to enter the hall.
Chelios will be inducted along with Mike “Doc” Emrick, Gary Suter, Ed Snider and Keith Tkachuk at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, is that kind of like the Latin Grammys or the Canadian Football Hall of Fame?
With a pro career spanning 26 years (yes, he really was around that long), Chris Chelios is the all-time leader in games played by a defenseman in National Hockey League history (1,651).
The second-round draft pick (40th overall) in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft of the Montreal Canadiens went on to win three Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies, along with a silver medal with the U.S. at the 2002 Olympic Games and an NCAA championship with the Badgers in 1983.
Chelios played seven seasons (1983-90) in Montreal, nine in both Chicago (1991-...