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Chris Kelly | Center | #22

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 3 (94) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Kelly has agreed to a professional tryout with the AHL's Belleville Senators.
Kelly represented Canada at the Spengler Cup and helped the team win the championship. He recorded five goals and 12 points in 82 games with Ottawa last season. Jan 9 - 10:31 AM

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Chris Kelly has continued to skate with the Edmonton Oilers.

Kelly took part in training camp with the squad, but didn't make the team. If Edmonton starts dealing with some significant injuries then Keller might be signed to help fill the void. He had five goals and 12 points in 82 contests with Ottawa last season.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 04:33:00 AM

Chris Kelly, who joined the Oilers' camp on a professional tryout, is still in the running for a roster spot.

"He’s done everything he can. He brings a lot of things to the table," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "He’s mature, he’s comfortable with the league and understands its intensity and it’s length, smart penalty-killer. Lots of assets, but the question is can he push somebody out on a regular basis, not a temporary one." Kelly had five goals and 12 points in 82 games with Ottawa last season. It does seem like it will be tough to make the Oilers as a bottom-six forward, but we wouldn't be shocked if he does end up with a contract.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 09:57:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Chris Kelly to a professional tryout.

The 36-year-old suited up in 82 games with the Ottawa Senators last season. Kelly finished the year with just five goals, 12 points and a minus-16 rating. The Oilers already have 14 forwards that could stick on their roster, so Kelly will really need to put a solid training camp together if he's going to earn a contract.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 07:49:00 PM

It looks like Chris Kelly will be testing the UFA waters.

Ottawa isn't looking to re-sign Kelly at this time, but the Senators might approach him again later in the summer if he's still available. He had five goals and 12 points in 82 games this season. His last contract was a one-year, $900,000 deal.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Chris Kelly can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion intends to speak with Kelly about his future with the team this week, but he probably won't be back. Kelly played in all 82 games during the regular season, but he was limited to just two appearances in the playoffs.
Mon, May 29, 2017 04:44:00 PM

Chris Kelly will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Both Kelly and Colin White took the pre-game warmup, but head coach Guy Boucher decided to go with White. Jyrki Jokipakka, Chris Neil, Chris DiDomenico and Ben Harpur will also watch the game from the press box.
Tue, May 23, 2017 07:59:00 PM

Chris Kelly or Colin White might be in the lineup on Tuesday night for Game 6 against Pittsburgh.

Coach Guy Boucher has considered using White before and that may be where he lands after the pregame warmup. Kelly hasn't played since Apr. 21 against Boston back in Round 1 of the playoffs. The Senators may also decide to go with seven defensemen on Tuesday night.
Tue, May 23, 2017 12:41:00 PM

Chris Kelly will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against the Rangers on Thursday.

Kelly has played in just one postseason game this spring. Frederik Claesson, Chris Neil, Colin White and Jyrki Jokipakka will also watch from the press box. Zack Smith will miss the game with an upper-body injury.
Thu, May 4, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Chris Kelly will be in the Senators' lineup for Game 5 Friday night.

Kelly will fill the void left by Tom Pyatt, who has an upper-body injury. Look for Kelly to play on a line with Clarke MacArthur and Zack Smith.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 01:09:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators will scratch Chris Kelly for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins again.

Kelly almost made it into the lineup but Viktor Stalberg was able to dress for Game 2. Kelly is joined in the press box by Jyrki Jokipakka, Chris Neil, Frederik Claesson, Chris Di Domenico, Tommy Wingels, Ben Harpur, Colin White and Matt O'Connor.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 03:12:00 PM

Chris Kelly is spending Game 1 on Wednesday in the press box.

That's particularly noteworthy given that Kelly was in for all 82 regular season contests. He had five goals and 12 points in 2016-17.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 07:19:00 PM

Chris Kelly's scored a first period empty net goal in a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

As the Stars controlled the puck on a delayed penalty, Jiri Hudler let a drop pass go by all of his teammates and into the empty net. Kelly got credited with his 5th goal as he was the last Senator to touch the puck before the Stars gained possession. Dion Phaneuf and Mark Stone also scored for the Sens in the win.
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Chris Kelly scored the game winning goal in a 4-2 victory of the Ottawa Senators over the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night.

Kelly’s goal came at the 18:54 mark and was quickly followed by an insurance goal by Jean-Gabriel Pageau into an empty net. Ottawa held a two-goal advantage entering the second period—and then gave up two unanswered. Kelly spent only 12:08 minutes on ice to score just his second goal of the season with the first coming well back in mid-October.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Chris Kelly has mixed feelings about playing in his first game against the Boston Bruins.

"It'll be a little different," the 36-year-old noted. Kelly played nearly 300 games with the Bruins earlier in his career and he contributed in a meaningful way to the 2011 Stanley Cup champion team. With just 280 career points in 770 career NHL games, Kelly has no fantasy value unfortunately.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 07:18:00 PM

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