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Chris Chelios Elected To U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame

Former Red Wings ironman Chris Chelios is headed to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, along with 500-goal scorer Keith Tkachuk  and broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick. 

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Chelios won three Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies during a career that began in 1983 with Montreal and ended in 2010 with Atlanta. In the middle of that, Chelios spent most of his glory days with the Chicago Blackhawks before being infamously traded to hated rival Detroit at the 1999 trade deadline. Chelios spent the next 10 years in Motown, winning two Stanley Cups. He played 28 games in 2008-09 at the ripe age of 46 in his last season as a Red Wing.

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For his career, Chelios scored 185 goals and 948 points. He holds the record for most games played by any American-born player.

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Emrick began his broadcasting career in Michigan back in 1973, when he was hired by the IHL's Port Huron Flags, who were a Red Wings farm team during the early 70s. He's now known as the voice of the NHL's national broadcasts on NBC and Versus and recently was the play-by-play man for the New Jersey Devils

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The other two inductees are former defenseman Gary Suter and Ed Snider, who founded the Philadelphia Flyers. Suter scored 203 goals during his career and is fourth all-time among American-born defensemen. 

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