Extra MustardSI On CampusFantasyPhoto GalleriesSwimsuitVideoFanNationSI KidsTNT
SI Players
NBA Poll: Fastest/slowest player?
Who's hot, who's not
The pop culture grid
Complete SI Players Archive
The Questions: Udonis Haslem
How it Feels: Driving the Lane
Sophomore Diary: Gerald Green
First Person: Adrian Peterson

The Questions

With Chris Chelios, Red Wings Defenseman

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2007 1:17PM; Updated: Tuesday February 13, 2007 1:17PM
Print ThisE-mail ThisFree E-mail AlertsSave ThisMost PopularRSS Aggregators
Chris Chelios, Red Wings Defenseman.
Chris Chelios, Red Wings Defenseman.
David E. Klutho/SI

What was your welcome-to-the-NHL moment?

My first shift on the ice [with the Canadiens in 1983!], with Larry Robinson and Guy LaFleur on the bench. I wasn't on the ice for 10 seconds, and [Hartford] scored against me. I came back to the bench, and everybody was laughing at me.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

In Buffalo [in 1983] after warmups I left the rink through the Zamboni doors. I ended up getting into a fight with the Zamboni driver because I went the wrong way.

Favorite off-day activity?


If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...

cut ticket prices.

One thing about being in the NHL that fans don't think about?

That we're just like anybody else when it comes to families and kids. We're ordinary people.


The NHL's oldest player, Chelios, 45, averaged more than 19 minutes of ice time and had two assists as the Red Wings went 2-1.


Chelios and the Red Wings play Wayne Gretzky's Coyotes, whom they have beaten in all three meetings this season.