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Chelios Inducted Into IIHF Hall of Fame

05/20/2018, 4:15am EDT
By USAHockey.com

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.

The 2018 U.S. Men's National Team will face Canada today in the bronze medal game. Puck drop is set for 3:45 p.m. local time (9:45 a.m. ET) and will be televised live on NHL Network.

For more details on the IIHF Hall of Fame Class of 2018, click here.

For more information on the IIHF Hall of Fame, click here.

Chelios with IIHF President Rene Fasel

Chelios with IIHF President Rene Fasel


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U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Round Result Location
Tues., May 1 Denmark Exhibition W, 3-2 KVIK Hockey Arena
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 4 Canada Preliminary W, 5-4 (SO) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 5 Denmark Preliminary W, 4-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Mon., May 7 Germany Preliminary W, 3-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 10 Latvia Preliminary W, 3-2 (OT) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 11 Korea Preliminary W, 13-1 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sun., May 13 Norway Preliminary W, 9-3 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Tues., May 15 Finland Preliminary L, 2-6 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 17 Czech Republic Quarterfinals W, 3-2 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 19 Sweden Semifinals L, 0-6 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sun., May 20 Canada Bronze-Medal Game W, 4-1 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark

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