Chris Chelios officially inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame

From Team USA’s website:

Chelios Inducted Into IIHF Hall of Fame

Four-Time Olympian and 1996 World Cup of Hockey Gold Medalist Inducted Here in Copenhagen, Denmark

Today, Chris Chelios (Downers Grove, Ill.) was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame as a member of its Class of 2018. The induction ceremony took place here in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the final day of the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship. Chelios is the 23rd American to be enshrined into the IIHF Hall of Fame.

Chris Chelios first skated on the international stage when he competed on the U.S. National Junior Team at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in 1982.

One of only two male players to represent the United States at four Olympic Winter Games (1984, 1988, 2002, 2006), he also participated in three Canada Cups (1984, 1987, 1991), and two World Cups of Hockey (1996, 2004).

Representing his country 10 times internationally, he totaled 23 points (5-18) in 60 games played while helping the U.S. win the inaugural 1996 World Cup of Hockey and captaining Team USA to a silver medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Chelios holds the record for most games played by a defenseman in NHL history (1,651), after completing 26 seasons in the NHL. Since retirement, Chelios most recently served as an assistant coach for the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team at the IIHF World Junior Championship, helping them capture a bronze medal.

Update: Via the Red Wings’ Twitter account:

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