Chris Chelios is officially a Hall of Famer.
On Monday night in Chicago, Chelios was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame along with Keith Tkachuk, Gary Suter, Mike Emrick and Ed Snider.
"The fact that it's in Chicago, just (Sunday) night I'd seen people I hadn't seen for 35 years growing up in the neighborhood in Chicago, Evergreen Park," Chelios said during his induction speech. "For me, it means the world to me."
Chelios' many accomplishments include an NCAA championship at the University of Wisconsin in 1983, Rookie of the Year honors in 1985, a gold medal with Team USA at the 1996 World Cup, four Olympic appearances for Team USA, three Norris Trophies and three Stanley Cup championships.
Chelios is one of two Americans to play in four Olympic Games, starting in 1984 and ending in 2002.
"When I think about USA Hockey and representing the team, the NHL, there's 700 guys," Chelios said. "To make an Olympic team, the...