Despite previous reports that Chris Chelios was set to join new Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill's staff, it appears he'll be involved on a more limited basis instead. Chelios will work with the team's defensemen, but told MLive.com's Ansar Khan that he won't be a full-time bench coach due to family considerations. The Hall of Fame defenseman has been an advisor to hockey operations for the Red Wings for five years. He spent most of his time the last two seasons working with the Red Wings' defensive prospects in the American Hockey League. He'll continue working with blueliners, but it will mostly be at the NHL level now.
Chris Chelios won't be full-time assistant coach with Red Wings
CBS Sports | Jun 18