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Chris Chelios: Made in America
Chris Chelios: Made in America

Chris Chelios: Made in America

By Chris Chelios, By Kevin Allen, Foreword by Wayne Gretzky

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95)

ISBN 9781629371405

Rights: WOR X CA

Triumph Books (Oct 2015)

Price: $16.95
 
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Overview

An irreverent, raucous account of Chelios's life and 26 seasons in the NHL From being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013, to serving in an executive role on the Detroit Red Wings, and signing on to become an NHL analyst for Fox Sports 1, Chris Chelios has proven himself to be a man of many talents and here he tells his story. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios enjoyed a long career in the NHL, playing for 26 seasons for the Canadiens as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, two diehard hockey markets in which he has become a beloved figure. From the 1992 Stanley Cup final to the 2006 Winter Olympics team, Chelios shares his achievements on the ice while providing new information on his life off it to readers, making this autobiography a must-have not only for Chelios fans, but anyone who loves the game of hockey.

Reviews

"Whether you are a Blackhawks fan who can't quite let it go, or just a hockey fan anxious for a terrific read, Made in America is a worthy choice." —Blackhawks.NHL.com, on the cloth edition

"In an often colorful account, the greatest hockey player from the Chicago area details one of the game's longest and most successful careers." —Chicago Tribune, on the cloth edition

Author Biography

Chris Chelios was a defenseman who played in the NHL for 26 seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and Atlanta Thrashers. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013 and won three Stanley Cups. He is currently the executive advisor to general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. Kevin Allen is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen sports books, including Brett: His Own Story, Star-Spangled Hockey: Celebrating 75 Years of USA Hockey, and Without Fear: Hockey's 50 Greatest Goaltenders. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Wayne Gretzky, known as "The Great One" is regarded as the greatest hockey player in the sport's history. He lives in Westlake Village, California.

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Made in America

By Chris Chelios and Kevin Allen

Foreword by Wayne Gretzky

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books. 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

With a reputation that is enough to knock a seasoned player off his game, Chris Chelios is known for being one the toughest players ever to play in the NHL. Throughout his 26 years in the NHL playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens, Chelios stood by his belief that one had to be ruthless to stay on top.  With one NCAA Championship, three Stanley Cup championships, three Norris trophies and an induction into the U.S. and Hockey Hall of Fames, there is no doubt that Chelios’ brutal perseverance, stamina, durability and focus made him one of the greatest players in NHL history.

 

From the 1992 Stanley Cup Final to the 2006 Winter Olympic team, Made in America (Triumph Books, October 2015) details Chris’ amazing hockey career. Written by Chris Chelios and USA Today writer Kevin Allen, this autobiography offers not only a look into his career, but a look into the “do whatever it takes” mentality that made Chris such a lethal player. Sharing his achievements, personal stories and struggles on and off the ice, Made in America has everything hockey fans need to know about Chelios’ remarkable career, including:

 

  • Chelios’ controversial trade to the Detroit Red Wings in 1999 and the influential role he holds in the franchise today
  • A look into Chris’ childhood growing up in Chicago’s South Side and San Diego
  • How Chris’ entire NHL career was based on one lie and a 30-second phone conversation
  • Chris’ struggle with the constant attention from the French Canadian media while playing for Montreal Canadiens
  • The insults, taunts and hate Chris received from fans both on and off the ice

 

Chris Chelios is a player that is equally hated and loved by fans due to his indomitable spirit.  Made in America is the perfect book for all hockey fans to get an inside look into the complex and legendary player that is Chris Chelios.

 

About the Author:

Chris Chelios was a defenseman who played in the NHL for 26 seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and Atlanta Thrashers. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013 and won three Stanley Cups. He is currently the executive advisor to general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.

 

Kevin Allen is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen sports books, including Brett: His Own Story, Star-Spangled Hockey: Celebrating 75 Years of USA Hockey, and Without Fear: Hockey’s 50 Greatest Goaltenders. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

 

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