Chris Chelios played 26 seasons in the NHL before officially retiring in 2010. Chelios played as a defenseman for several NHL teams including the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers. He is currently the Executive Advisor to Ken Holland, the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. During the 2009-2010 NHL season, Chelios was the oldest active player in the NHL and the second oldest of all time, had played the most games of any active player in the NHL, was the last player from the 1981 NHL Entry Draft still active, and had the most career penalty minutes of any active player. Chelios currently holds the record for most games played in the NHL by a defenseman, is fifth overall with 1,651 games played, and is tied with Gordie Howe for most NHL seasons played with 26. On November 8, 2013, Chelios was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
On August 31, 2010, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland hired Chelios to work in the Red Wings' front office. He was named Adviser to Hockey Operations, and works as a Red Wings' defense prospect in Grand Rapids. Additionally, Chelios is an NHL analyst on Fox Sports 1.