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via Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, “I don’t have a title for him, but he’s going to do a little player development,” general manager Ken Holland said. “After ’09 when I told him we weren’t going to re-sign him, I told him to keep in touch. He called me in May and told me he was going to take me up on my offer.”

Chelios played for the Wings from 1999 to 2009 after a Hall of Fame-worthy career with Montreal and Chicago. He spent the past season with Atlanta, but is now ready for the other side of hockey.

“He can really help us in player development and as an ambassador,” Holland said. “(Coach” Mike Babcock has told me there’ll be times during the year he’ll lean on him. To some degree, it’ll be an internship for Cheli.”

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SYF's avatar

This time, Fischer may be actually be the one to boss him around.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 08/07/10 at 03:45 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Cheli will be a great asset to the Organ-i-zation. Me likey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 08/07/10 at 11:27 PM ET

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