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Born January 5, 1975 (1975-01-05) (age 35),
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Pro clubs Bracknell Bees
Belfast Giants
NHL Draft 141st overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Career 1997 – 2008

Todd Kelman (born January 5, 1975 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently the General Manager of the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League, having been an original member of the first Giants squad that played in the old Ice Hockey Superleague in the 2000–01 season. He won the Superleague title twice, once with the Giants in 2001–02 (a mere one season after the team was founded) and previously with the Bracknell Bees two seasons earlier in 1999–00. He also won the Superleague Playoff Championship and the Elite League with the Giants in 2002–03 and 2005–06 respectively. During his tenure at the Giants, 'The Killer' became a huge favourite amongst the fans for his offensive style of play that created goals for the Giants as well as his strong defensive style that cuts scoring chances for the opposition and kills penalties. In seven seasons he played 366 games, more than any other player in Giants history, he is also the leading points scoring defenceman in Giants history with 67 goals and 122 assists for 189 points. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Kelman retired as a player and began his new role as General Manager. He did however play 14 more games for the Giants during the 2007–08 season to cover for the injured Roman Gavalier. Once Gavalier recovered, Kelman returned to his role as General Manager.

Kelman's tenure as GM has been met with mixed reactions from Giants fans. They were highly critical of Kelman's decision to play some home games in Dundalk. The Giants played a total of four league games in Dundalk and their home playoff game was also held in Dundalk, due to the Oddessy Arena being booked with Mamma Mia!.

Kelman was drafted 141st overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, but never played a game having spent his career at college for Bowling Green State University before joining the Bees in 1997.

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