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Milbury, Jones debate Chris Chelios as best American

US Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 12: Chris Chelios talks with reporters during a media availability before the 2011 US Hockey Hall of Fame Induction at Renaissance Chicago Hotel on December 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jonathan Daniel

Who’s the greatest American-born NHL player of all-time? One Chicago columnist tabbed Chris Chelios, but there are plenty of great options, from leading scorer Mike Modano, Conn Smythe winner Brian Leetch and more. Mike Milbury and Keith Jones broached the subject tonight, but more than giving him a true rank, both analysts glowed about Chelios’ maniacal competitiveness and startling longevity.