It’s hard to believe it but Red Wings defensemen Chris Chelios is coming back for another year with the Red Wings! Chelios, who is 46, is the ironman of hockey…he spends his offseason following an intense workout regime in Malibu, California that has allowed him to continue his career at an age where it is almost unheard of to keep playing professional hockey. The 2008-2009 season will be Chelios’s 25th season playing professional hockey with previous stops with the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks before joining the Red Wings in March 1999. As the linked AP story notes, Chris Chelios will become the second oldest player in the history of the NHL, behind another famous Red Wing: Gordie Howe
Once again the Red Wings stock up with young, fresh talent and some wise veterans that promises for another great hockey season as we defend the Stanley Cup again.