Jake Chelios
Born (1991-03-08)March 8, 1991,
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
KHL team
F. teams
Kunlun Red Star
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Jake Chelios (born March 8, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for Kunlun Red Star in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He previously played with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Chelios played with the Detroit Red Wing's through to the under-18 level in the T1EHL. He later moved on to play junior hockey with the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League (USHL). He committed to play collegiate hockey with Michigan State University in the Big Ten Conference.

Undrafted, Chelios made his professional debut following his senior year in 2013–14, playing alongside brother Dean, with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL before joining the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.[1]

After posting a break out season in the 2015–16 campaign in scoring 31 points in 73 games with the Charlotte Checkers, Chelios was signed to his first NHL contract with parent affiliate, the Carolina Hurricanes on April 22, 2016.[2] He re-signed with Carolina on June 27, 2017.[3]

On July 1, 2018, the Detroit Red Wings signed Chelios to a one-year, two-way contract.[4] On March 29, 2019, the Red Wings recalled Chelios from the Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions. Prior to being recalled, he recorded one goal and 13 assists in 59 games for the Griffins.[5] He made his NHL debut later that same day in a game against the New Jersey Devils. Upon making his debut, he became the sixth father-son combination in Red Wings history, joining Sid and Gerry Abel, Adam and Andy Brown, Bill and Peter Dineen, Gordie and Mark Howe, and Jimmy Peters Sr. and Jimmy Peters Jr.[6] Chelios played out the season with the Red Wings, going scoreless in 5 games, before he was returned to Grand Rapids for the playoffs.

As an impending free agent, Chelios embarked on a career abroad, agreeing to a two-year contract with Chinese based KHL club, Kunlun Red Star, on May 23, 2019.[7][8]

Personal[edit | edit source]

Chelios is the son of NHL Hall of Famer Chris Chelios. Chelios has an older brother, Dean and two younger sisters, Tara and Caley.[9]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Detroit Red Wings T1EHL 46 14 28 42 32
2009–10 Chicago Steel USHL 52 12 22 34 45
2010–11 Michigan State University CCHA 37 8 6 14 34
2011–12 Michigan State University CCHA 39 2 7 9 44
2012–13 Michigan State University CCHA 42 5 5 10 79
2013–14 Michigan State University B1G 36 2 19 21 38
2013–14 Toledo Walleye ECHL 7 1 1 2 2
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 0 1 1 4
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 1 14 15 32
2014–15 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 8 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 2 2
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 73 7 24 31 44
2016–17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 76 4 28 32 54 5 0 1 1 6
2017–18 Charlotte Checkers AHL 41 4 10 14 41
2018–19 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 61 1 14 15 28 4 0 0 0 7
2018–19 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2019–20 Kunlun Red Star KHL 48 2 11 13 32
NHL totals 5 0 0 0 2

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
College
B1G Honorable Mention All-Star Team 2014

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dean and Jake Chelios join Toledo. Toledo Walleye (2014-03-22). Retrieved on 2014-03-22.
  2. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jake Chelios.
  3. Canes Agree to Terms with Jake Chelios.
  4. DiFilippo, Alex (July 1, 2018). Detroit adds Megan, Terry, Chelios and Sateri. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  5. Kujawa, Kyle (March 29, 2019). Red Wings recall Frk and Chelios under emergency conditions. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on March 29, 2019.
  6. Wakiji, Dana (March 29, 2019). Notes: Jake Chelios to make NHL debut with Red Wings against Devils. Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved on March 29, 2019.
  7. KHL transfer tracker. Kontinental Hockey League (May 23, 2019). Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  8. Welcome, Jake Chelios! (May 23, 2019). Retrieved on May 24, 2019.
  9. Jake Chelios seeks to make a name for himself with Wolves (March 17, 2015).

External links[edit | edit source]


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