Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nikos Tselios
In spite of the spelling, Nikos' surname is pronounced the same as that of his cousin, Chris Chelios. Born in Oak Park, Illinois on January 20, 1979, Nikos decided to go the Canadian junior route on his hockey career path, first joining the Belleville Bulls, then finishing his junior career as a member of the Plymouth Whalers. In the 1997 Entry Draft, Tselios was the first selection of the Carolina Hurricanes. Nikos spent two seasons with Cincinnati of the IHL, then joined Lowell of the AHL in 2001-2002. That season, Tselios played 2 games with the Hurricanes. There are large expectations of Nikos, partly because of his size (6'5", 210 pounds) and certainly because of his name, but Tselios is developing steadily and should be a blueline force like his cousin Chris for many years to come.
REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Chicago Young Americans MEHL 27 5 8 13 40
1996-97 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 9 37 46 61 6 1 1 2 2
1997-98 Belleville Bulls OHL 20 2 10 12 16 -6
1997-98 Plymouth Whalers OHL 41 8 20 28 27 +22 15 1 8 9 27
1997-98 United States WJC-A 7 1 1 2 6
1998-99 Plymouth Whalers OHL 60 21 39 60 60 +25 11 4 10 14 8
1999-00 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 80 3 19 22 75 -6 10 0 2 2 4
2000-01 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 79 7 18 25 98 +7 5 0 3 3 0
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 2 0 0 0 6 -2
2001-02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 70 3 16 19 64 +13
2002-03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 4 8 12 65 -24
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 13 0 2 2 12 0 6 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 75 5 8 13 105 -16
2004-05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 5 1 1 2 4 -2
2004-05 Springfield Falcons AHL 35 3 6 9 37 -10
2005-06 KalPa Kuopio Finland 21 0 2 2 67
2005-06 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 7 0 0 0 10 11 1 0 1 12
2006-07 Chicago Hounds UHL 4 0 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 6


OHL All-Rookie Team (1997) Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 21, 2003. Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by Utah (AHL), November 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Orebro (Sweden), January 25, 2007.
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