Kelly named to Canada’s Olympic Roster
Belleville Senators forward Chris Kelly has been named to Canada’s Olympic Team for the 2018 PyeongChang Games in South Korea.
Kelly, who just signed a second professional tryout agreement with the Sens earlier this week, returned to the AHL after claiming a gold medal at the Spengler Cup. In four games with Canada at the tournament, the 37-year-old had one assist.
It’ll be Kelly’s first Olympic appearance as Canada will seek to win its third straight gold medal.
The Toronto native has spent nearly seven of his 12 full seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators. In his career, Kelly has played in 833 regular season contests scoring 123 goals and adding 166 assists. He’s also suited up in 120 Stanley Cup Playoff games adding 12 goals and 32 points.
He was part of the Senators team that went to the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals and won a ring in 2011 with the Boston Bruins.