Chelios staying with Wolves

Updated: December 27, 2009, 2:59 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chris Chelios is staying with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, the team announced on Sunday.

The 47-year-old defenseman has signed a second professional tryout contract with the Atlanta Thrashers affiliate after joining them on Oct. 20. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Chelios, a Chicago native who spent 25 years in the NHL, has appeared in 22 games with the Wolves and ranks sixth on the team with 14 points. He's second on the squad with a +9 plus/minus rating and has posted a plus or even rating in 17 of his 22 outings, according to a team press release.

Chelios leads all American-born players with 1,644 career NHL games and racked up 948 points (185G, 763A) and 2,891 penalty minutes with the Montreal Canadiens (1983-90), Chicago Blackhawks (1990-99) and Detroit Red Wings (1999-2009). He was awarded the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defensemen three times.

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