Daily Archives: August 6, 2010

Chelios retires; will return to Wings

DETROIT — Former Detroit Red Wing Chris Chelios announced at the Chicago Cubs game Friday that he was retiring from hockey and will be joining the Wings front office in some form.

Wings general manager Ken Holland has confirmed that.

“I don’t have a title for him,” Holland said. “He’s going to be working for the Red Wings. We’re still in the process of putting it together. I’ve talked to Cheli through the years and have always told him to give me a call (when he’s done playing). He called in May or June.

“I told him if he wanted to get involved in the front office, if he’s looking to learn the business, we’d have a spot for him and evolve his role,” Holland added. “He’ll do a little scouting, player development, act as an ambassador. He’s going to come in and learn the business. Maybe Mike Babcock can use him at times.”

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Modano to wear No. 90

DETROIT — Mike Modano has made his number choice for when he hits the ice this season for the Detroit Red Wings.

He will wear No. 90.

He will be the first player in the history of the franchise to wear No. 90.

He said during a press conference at Joe Louis Arena he had also thought about wearing No. 6, No. 39 and No. 89.