Chris Chelios: Made in America by Kevin Allen, Chris Chelios, Wayne Gretzky

By Kevin Allen, Chris Chelios, Wayne Gretzky

Author note: ahead by way of Wayne Gretzky

From being inducted to the Hockey corridor of repute in 2013, to serving in an government position at the Detroit crimson Wings, and signing directly to turn into an NHL analyst for Fox activities 1, Chris Chelios has confirmed himself to be a guy of many abilities and the following he tells his tale.

Drafted via the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios loved a protracted profession within the NHL, taking part in for 26 seasons for the Canadiens in addition to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit purple Wings, diehard hockey markets during which he has turn into a loved determine.

From the 1992 Stanley Cup ultimate to the 2006 wintry weather Olympics group, Chelios stocks his achievements at the ice whereas offering new details on his lifestyles off it to readers, making this autobiography essential not just for Chelios enthusiasts, yet somebody who loves the sport of hockey.

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