IHL Rookie Profile – Nikos Tselios

By Andrew Bourgeois

IHL ROOKIE PROFILE


Player: Nikos Tselios
Birthdate: January 20, 1979
Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 187 lbs
Shoots: Left
Position: Defence

YEAR TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM

1995-96 Chicago Midgets 27 5 8 13 40
1996-97 Belleville OHL 64 9 37 46 61
1997-98 Belleville OHL 20 2 10 12 16
Plymouth OHL 41 8 20 28 27
1998-99 Plymouth OHL 60 21 39 60 60
1999-00 Cincinnati IHL 80 3 19 22 75

Nikos was selected in the first round (22 overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Nikos was assigned to the Cincinnati
Cyclones by the Hurricanes on September 12, 1999. Last season Nikos led the team in points by a defenceman and placed 8th in leading scoring
by a defenceman in the OHL with 60 points on 21 goals and 39 assists. Had 12 points in 11 playoff games last year for Plymouth. Nikos cousin is
Detroit defenceman Chris Chelios. Nikos is an exciting defenceman to watch and he has a smooth stride and a powerful point shot. Moves the puck
quickly and efficiently. On the ice Nikos communicates well with his teammates and sees the entire ice well especially in traffic.

IHL FASTFACTS


On November 7, 1998 John Cullen of the Cleveland Lumberjack scored 2 goals and racked up 5 assists against the Chicago Wolves on his
comeback from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

TODAY IN HOCKEY

June 19, 1990 Minnesota North Stars hire Bob Gainey as their new coach.

DID YOU KNOW

Alex Smart is the only player in the NHL to score 3 goals in his first NHL game and never score again. On January 14, 1943 Alex scored 3 goals in
his first NHL game when he played for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-1 win over the Chicago Black Hawks. Smart played 7 more NHL games and
never scored again.

IHL TRANSACTIONS

None to report.