THE QUESTIONS WITH Chris Chelios

Red Wings Defenseman
February 19, 2007

What was your welcome-to-the-NHL moment?
My first shift on the ice [with the Canadiens in 1983!], with Larry Robinson and Guy LaFleur on the bench. I wasn't on the ice for 10 seconds, and [Hartford] scored against me. I came back to the bench, and everybody was laughing at me.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
In Buffalo [in 1983] after warmups I left the rink through the Zamboni doors. I ended up getting into a fight with the Zamboni driver because I went the wrong way.

Favorite off-day activity?
Fishing.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...
cut ticket prices.

One thing about being in the NHL that fans don't think about?
That we're just like anybody else when it comes to families and kids. We're ordinary people.

LAST WEEK
The NHL's oldest player, Chelios, 45, averaged more than 19 minutes of ice time and had two assists as the Red Wings went 2--1.

THIS WEEK
Chelios and the Red Wings play Wayne Gretzky's Coyotes, whom they have beaten in all three meetings this season.

PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (CHELIOS) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)