By Kevin Allen, Chris Chelios, Wayne Gretzky
Author note: ahead via Wayne Gretzky
From being inducted to the Hockey corridor of reputation in 2013, to serving in an government function at the Detroit pink Wings, and signing directly to develop into an NHL analyst for Fox activities 1, Chris Chelios has confirmed himself to be a guy of many skills and right here he tells his tale.
Drafted through the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios loved an extended occupation within the NHL, enjoying for 26 seasons for the Canadiens in addition to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit purple Wings, diehard hockey markets during which he has develop into a loved determine.
From the 1992 Stanley Cup ultimate to the 2006 iciness Olympics staff, Chelios stocks his achievements at the ice whereas delivering new info on his existence off it to readers, making this autobiography essential not just for Chelios lovers, yet a person who loves the sport of hockey.
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He did believe me after my dad won the next dozen games. IF I HAVE ANY regrets about my Moose Jaw career, it was our inability to defeat our Prince Albert rivals in the postseason. I had a rivalry going with James Patrick, who was Prince Albert’s top defenseman. That was the same Patrick that would play 1,280 games in the NHL. Prince Albert had more pro-caliber players than we did. But we took them to seven games in the playoffs both years I was there. I remember the second Game 7 against Prince Albert better than the first, because we had the lead in that game before they came back to beat us.
These were the pre–cell phone days; I don’t know how big a bill I ran up, but I’m sure it was hundreds of dollars. I enjoyed playing for Billows. Most players did. All you need to know about him is that he was a good friend of former NHL coach and minor league legend John Brophy. They were oldschool guys who seemed to enjoy when the games got a bit wild. Billows would lose his cool now and then but usually he was only tough on us when he needed to be. I liked that about him. Billows must have liked me because he gave me a set of keys to the rink, knowing that I liked to go in at odd hours and work on my skating and shooting.
But as we played our second season, he didn’t know what he had. All he knew was that he was starting to lose his vision. He knew it was getting worse and he wasn’t going to be able to continue playing hockey. indd 61 8/27/14 4:57 PM 62 ♦ Chris Chelios When that game was over, Parker knew his career was over. ” I asked. He offered no explanation. He says now that he knew I was going to be a player. “When you leave, don’t look back,” Parker said.