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Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg/14 st 4 lb)
NHL Team Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born November 11, 1980 (1980-11-11) (age 36),
Toronto, ON
NHL Draft 94th Overall, 1999
Ottawa Senators
Pro career 2004 – present

</div></div> Chris Kelly (born November 11, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. He is a forward, and he plays on a line with Antoine Vermette and Chris Neil.

Playing career Edit

OHL careerEdit

At the major junior level, Chris had played for the Sudbury Wolves and London Knights. In 1998-99, he scored 36 goals, his best season goal-wise in the OHL. He also played for the Bobby Orr team in the mid-season of the CHL Top Prospects Game. In the playoffs he scored 9 goals and 26 points in 25 games as the Knights reached the OHL Final.

AHL careerEdit

He spent three seasons in the American Hockey League, mostly with the Binghamton Senators. He also played with the Grand Rapids Griffins and Muskegon Fury. In 2004-05, he had finished 5th in the AHL in plus-minus with +30. He also finished 5th on the Binghamton Senators with 60 points, as the team finished fourth overall in the league. When he was a professional rookie in 2001-02, he helped the Grand Rapids Griffins finish fourth in the AHL.

NHL careerEdit

Kelly was drafted 94th overall by the Ottawa Senators in 1999. He played in his first four games in 2003-04, with the Senators. He made his NHL debut on February 5, 2004, in a match against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kelly is currently playing in his third full NHL season with Ottawa. He frequently plays on a line with Antoine Vermette and Chris Neil. He has a job as a penalty killer, usually playing with Vermette, and Mike Fisher. On July 31, 2007, he re-signed with the Senators to a one-year contract worth $1.263 million. Kelly was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2008 but re-signed with the Senators on a four-year contract extension worth $8.5 million on June 20, 2008.

Personal lifeEdit

Kelly was married during the summer of 2008, in Mexico.[1] He met his fiancee Krissy Broderick while attending Saunders; Broderick now teaches elementary school in Ottawa.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997-98 London Knights OHL 54 15 14 29 4 16 4 5 9 12
1998-99 London Knights OHL 68 36 41 77 60 25 9 17 26 22
1999-00 London Knights OHL 63 29 43 72 57 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 London Knights OHL 31 21 34 55 46 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Sudbury Wolves OHL 19 5 16 21 17 12 11 5 16 14
2001-02 Muskegon Fury UHL 4 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 31 3 3 6 20 5 1 1 2 5
2002-03 Binghamton Senators AHL 77 17 14 31 73 14 2 3 5 8
2003-04 Binghamton Senators AHL 54 15 19 34 40 2 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Binghamton Senators AHL 77 24 36 60 57 6 1 2 3 1
2004-05 DNP — Lockout NHL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 72 8 17 25 76 10 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 15 23 38 40 20 3 4 7 4
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 11 19 30 30 -- -- -- -- --
OHL Totals 235 110 148 254 184 53 24 33 51 48
AHL Totals 239 59 72 131 190 27 4 6 10 18
NHL Totals 243 36 62 98 146 30 3 4 7 6

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Garrioch, Bruce (September 16, 2008). "NHL Team Reports: Summer Vacation", The Hockey News, p. 49. 
  2. Kressman, Jim (May 11, 2006). "Kelly finding feet with Sens". Slam! Sports. Retrieved on 2008-11-05.

External links Edit

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