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by George Malik on 03/22/14 at 04:03 PM ET
The nicest way I can say this is that while Dean and Jake Chelios have both stood out at times during their visits to the Red Wings' summer development camps...It was evident that the pair would...Require some seasoning in minor pro leagues if they were to realize their dreams of playing in the NHL.
The Toledo Blade's Mark Monroe reports that the pair of graduating Spartans will indeed receive some pro seasoning, starting this evening:
The Toledo Walleye signed the sons of former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios today.
Forward Dean Chelios and defenseman Jake Chelios both have signed contracts with the Walleye.
Both Dean and Jake Chelios wrapped up four-year college careers at Michigan State last Thursday. The Spartans lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
Dean Chelios had 14 points with two goals and 12 assists in 34 games as a senior. Jake Chelios had two goals and 19 assists for 21 points in 36 games for the Spartans.
Chris Chelios played in 26 seasons in the NHL, including 10 with the Red Wings. He played in the most games by any defenseman in NHL history (1,651).
The Walleye host the Gwinett Gladiators tonight at 7, and they've needed to sign some warm bodies given the ripple effect of the Wings' injuries upon the Griffins and Walleye.
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