27 Jake Chelios
First season as a Griffin…Fifth year pro…Signed as a free agent by Carolina, 4/22/16…Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/18.
Career Highlights: Picked up a career-high 32 points in 76 games with Charlotte in 2016-17…Named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2013-14 after leading Michigan State’s defensemen in scoring with 21 points.
2017-18: Recorded 14 points (4-10—14) and 41 PIM with Charlotte while being limited to 41 games due to injury…Ranked fifth among team defensemen in points and assists while tying for third in goals…Played in his 200th career AHL game, 10/21/17 at TOR.
2016-17: Registered career highs in points (4-28—32), assists (28), PIM (54) and games played (76) with Charlotte…Only Charlotte skater to play in all 76 contests…Paced all team blueliners in points, assists and PIM, while ranking second with a plus-eight rating and tying for third in goals…Placed among the league’s defensemen leaders in assists (T16th) and games played (T1st)…Made his Calder Cup Playoff debut, chipping in one assist, a plus-four rating and six PIM in five appearances…Tied a career high with three assists, 12/13/16 vs. MB…Recorded a career-high five-game assist and point streak, 4/4/17-4/12/17.
2015-16: Scored a career-high seven goals as part of a 31-point season (7-24—31) in 73 games with Charlotte…Tied for 17th among league defensemen with 13 power play assists…Placed second among team defensemen in points, assists and power play assists, and tied for second in goals…Posted a career-high three assists in his first game of the season, 10/16/15 at MIL.
2014-15: In his first full professional season, contributed 15 points (1-14—15) and 32 PIM in 41 games with the Chicago Wolves…Also made eight appearances with the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings and showed three points (1-2—3) and two PIM…Recorded his first multi-point game as a pro with two assists, 11/1/14 vs. MIL…Scored his first AHL goal, 1/2/15 vs. HAM…Made his professional postseason debut by appearing in four Kelly Cup Playoff games with Kalamazoo and producing two points (1-1—2) and two PIM.
2013-14: In his senior season at Michigan State, appeared in all 36 games and scored a career-best 21 points (2-19—21)…Led all team defensemen in scoring and was voted the winner of the Spartans’ Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award…Finished third among Big Ten defensemen in scoring and was an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention…Ranked ninth in the conference in blocked shots with 59…Made his professional debut after his college career ended…Appeared in seven games with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye and registered two points (1-1—2) and two PIM…Skated in four games with the Chicago Wolves and had one assist and four PIM…Made his professional debut with the Walleye, 3/22/14 vs. GWT…Made his AHL debut, 4/11/14 at IA…His first AHL point came on an assist to the game-winning goal, 4/18/14 at RFD.
2012-13: Appeared in 42 games as a junior and ranked third among Michigan State’s defensemen in scoring with 10 points (5-5—10)…Led the team with 79 PIM.
2011-12: Contributed nine points (2-7—9) and 44 PIM in 39 games as a sophomore with Michigan State…Ranked second on the team in PIM…Also saw time at forward.
2010-11: Tallied 14 points (8-6—14) and 34 PIM as a freshman with Michigan State and was the team’s top-scoring first-year player…CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention…Ranked second among the team’s defensemen in scoring…Also saw time at forward.
2009-10: Appeared in 34 games with the USHL’s Chicago Steel and recorded 34 points (12-22—34) and 45 PIM in 52 games as a forward…Ranked fifth on the team in both scoring and assists, and sixth in goals.
Personal: Father, Chris Chelios, played in 1,651 NHL games during a 26-year career from 1983-2010, totaled 948 points, won three Stanley Cups and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013…Born in Chicago but lists Detroit as his hometown and spends his off seasons there…Has a French bulldog named Bruno…Earned a communication degree from Michigan State University…Has three siblings…His two sisters played lacrosse together at Northwestern and his older brother and him played hockey together at Michigan State…Best friend in hockey is Jordan Binnington…Greatest hockey memory is playing an outdoor game at The Big House…Was a part of three national championship teams with Little Caesars Hockey Club…Started playing hockey at the age of five…First position was as a left wing…Hockey nicknames are Soul and Cheli…Hockey idol as a youth was Gary Suter…Chose his jersey number because it was given to him a few years ago and he stuck with it…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his parents because of their support…Plans to be involved in real estate after his playing career…First job was working as an ice cream distributor…Proudest achievement was earning his college degree…Favorite charity is UNICEF…Most exciting place he’s visited is Thailand…An interesting fact about him is he played varsity tennis in high school…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be in the NBA…Also played baseball, lacrosse, tennis and basketball growing up…Most famous non-hockey person he’s met is Kevin Dillon…Favorite foods are pizza and asparagus…Favorite music artist is Kid Rock…Favorite movie is Scarface…Favorite TV show is The Office…Favorite book is The Hunger Games…Enjoys vacationing in Thailand…Roots for the Michigan State Spartans…Least favorite teams are the Michigan Wolverines and Notre Dame Fighting Irish…Favorite sport to watch is football…Enjoys backgammon, baseball and movies.
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- Games Played 76, 2016-17
- Goals 7, 2015-16
- Assists 28, 2016-17
- Points 32, 2016-17
- PIM 54, 2016-17
- Goal Streak N/A
- Assist Streak 5, 4/4/17-4/12/17
- Point Streak 5, 4/4/17-4/12/17
- Goals, Game 1, 16 times (MR: 2/17/18 CHA vs. SYR)
- Assists, Game 3, twice (MR: 12/13/16 CHA vs. MB)
- Points, Game 3, twice (MR: 12/13/16 CHA vs. MB)
- PIM, Game 5, five times (MR: 12/17/17 CHA vs. LAV)
- AHL Game 4/11/14 CHI at IA
- AHL Point 4/18/14 CHI at RFD (assist)
- AHL Goal 1/2/15 CHI vs. HAM (Mike Condon)
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