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Born November 11, 1980 (1980-11-11) (age 29),
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 94th Overall, 1999
Ottawa Senators
Career 2004 – present

Chris Kelly (born November 11, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

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OHL career

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

AHL career

Kelly spent three seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL), mostly with the Binghamton Senators. He also played with the Grand Rapids Griffins and Muskegon Fury. In 2004–05, he had finished fifth in the AHL in plus-minus with +30. He also finished fifth 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 Griffins finish fourth in the AHL. In his final season in Binghamton, Kelly served as team captain.

NHL career

Kelly was drafted 94th overall by the Ottawa Senators in 1999. He made his NHL debut on February 5, 2004, in a match against the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of four games in 2003–04, with the Senators. Kelly's role with the Senators is to kill penalties or checking duty. 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 life

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

Career statistics

    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
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
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 12 11 23 38
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 325 48 73 121 184 30 3 4 7 6

See also

References

  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. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Playoffs/Ottawa/2006/05/11/1574729-sun.html. Retrieved 2008-11-05.  

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