Once upon a time, a Blackhawks defenseman said he hated Detroit so much that he would never play there. He played 10 years in Detroit and, now, he's about to accept a front office job with the team. That former Blackhawks defenseman is Chris Chelios:
Chelios, 48, who was at a Chicago Cubs game to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field, told a local TV station, "It looks like I'm going to stay in Detroit and take a job with the Red Wings.
Wings general manager Ken Holland confirmed Chelios' return in text to FoxSportsDetroit.com, saying: "He is joining our team but not as a player. Title not determined."
This will officially end his commendable 26-year playing career. The 11-time all-star, who has won three Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies, will surely be elected into the Hall of Fame when eligible. Landing a job with one of the best front offices in the NHL, if not all of sports, is a real resume booster.