This morning the Blackhawks announced that they are welcoming back Chris Chelios as an ambassador. Chelios joins Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Denis Savard in representing the organization at events at the United Center and throughout the Chicagoland area, and will be officially introduced at the Blackhawks Convention this weekend at the Hilton Chicago.
Before beginning his 26-year NHL career in 1983-84, Chelios attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago and later played at the University of Wisconsin. Chelios played nine seasons (1990-99) with the Blackhawks and served as the team captain from 1995-99. He was awarded the Norris Trophy for best NHL defenseman in 1993 and 1996, and was named to seven NHL All-Star Games as a member of the Blackhawks organization.
He represented Team USA in four Olympics (1984, 1998, 2002 and 2006), and was as an assistant coach at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Chelios most recently was a member of the Detroit Red Wings front office for the previous eight seasons, but announced he was leaving last week to be closer to his family in Chicago.