Chelios signs one-year deal with Wings
TSN.ca Staff with files
5/24/2006 8:07:15 AM
Chris Chelios will be back for another NHL season, as the 44-year-old defenceman has signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the deal will pay him $850,000 next season.
Chelios will be entering his 22nd NHL campaign in 2006-07 and his seventh full season in Detroit.
In 1,476 career games, he has 182 goals and 925 points.
Chelios was a member of the Montreal Canadiens' Stanley Cup winning team in 1986 and became the first American-born player to win the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman in the 1989-90.
He won two more Norris Trophies during while in Chicago and led the team in points during the 1995-96 season.
Chelios helped Detroit win the Stanley Cup in 2002.