|Born||October 25, 1967 |
Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Kelly Chase (born Kelly Wayne Chase on October 25, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current radio sportscaster.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Kelly played a tough, physical game that earned him a reputation as an enforcer as well as many penalty minutes, a statistic in which he led the WHL in 1987–88 while he played with the Saskatoon Blades.
In February of 1988, Kelly was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Blues and spent the majority of the three following seasons with the Peoria Rivermen of the IHL.
He subsequently became a regular on the Blues' bench, with his play on the ice and quick wit off the ice earning him a spot in the hearts of Blues fans.
In January of 1995, the Hartford Whalers selected Kelly in the NHL Waiver Draft. He would spend most of the next three seasons with the Whalers before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1997.
Prior to the 1997–98 season, Kelly was reacquired by the Blues for future considerations.
It was at the end of that season that Kelly was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his charity work with the Gateway Special Hockey Program, a program started by him in the early 1990s to help those with developmental disabilities participate in organized hockey.
Retirement\Later Career[edit | edit source]
On July 28, 2000, Kelly retired from professional hockey. He is currently the color commentator for the St. Louis Blues radio broadcasts on KMOX.
On December 15, 2008, he was presented with the 2008 Jack Buck Award for his enthusiasm and dedication to sports in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|1989–90||St. Louis Blues||NHL||43||1||3||4||244||9||1||0||1||46|
|1990–91||St. Louis Blues||NHL||2||1||0||1||15||6||0||0||0||18|
|1991–92||St. Louis Blues||NHL||46||1||2||3||264||1||0||0||0||7|
|1992–93||St. Louis Blues||NHL||49||2||5||7||204||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||St. Louis Blues||NHL||68||2||5||7||278||4||0||1||1||6|
|1996–97||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||2||0||0||0||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||St. Louis Blues||NHL||67||4||3||7||231||7||0||0||0||23|
|1998–99||St. Louis Blues||NHL||45||3||7||10||143||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||St. Louis Blues||NHL||25||0||1||1||118||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1997–98)
- Recipient of the 2008 Jack Buck Award by the Missouri Athletic Club