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Chris Chelios Wife Tracee Smith: Age, Marriage, and Kids

American former professional ice hockey defenseman, Chris Chelios wife Tracee Smith is a former cheerleader who has been a great supporter in Chris’s life, and has been together for over 30 years.

Chris was regarded as one of the longest-tenured players in the National Hockey League (NHL) who won the Stanley Cup three times, one with the Montreal Canadiens and two with the Detroit Red Wings.

Being drafted as the last player in the 1981 NHL draft by the Montreal Canadiens, Chelios proved himself as one of the greatest ice hockey defensemen who holds the record for most games played in the NHL by a defenseman with 1,651 games.

In addition, in 2017, he was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 8, 2013, and the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2018.

Well, achieving a remarkable career, people are curious to know about Chris Chelios wife and personal life.

Tracee Smith Biography

Full Name Tracee Smith
Date of Birth August 4, 1962
Birthplace Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.
Age  61 years old
Spouse Chris Chelios (m. 1987)
Children 4 (Dean, Jake, Caley, and Tara Chelios)

Chris Chelios Wife Tracee Smith: Age and Early Life

Chris Chelios wife, Tracee Smith was born on August 4, 1962, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States. As of 2024, Smith is living in her early 60s i.e., 61 years of age.

Her nationality is American by birth and belongs to the Greek ethnicity. She was born to Gus Smith and Susan Smith. Tracee grew up with his brother, Steve Smith, who is a firefighter.

During her childhood, she attended Mount Carmel High School and then Mira Mesa High School in Poway, California.

She enrolled at the University of Wisconsin where she first met her future husband, Chris Chelios. Smith completed her education with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

During her college, she was a member of the cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers football team.

Tracee Smith Marriage with Chris Chelios and Kids

Tracee and Chris were college sweethearts who began dating during their college life at the University of Wisconsin.

The couple got married in 1987 after years of relationship. They are blessed with four healthy children, who are all involved in sports or journalism.

Dean Chelios was born in 1989 and became a hockey player walking in the footsteps of his father. Dean retired from hockey in 2015 and now works as a real estate agent.

Likewise, Jake Chelios born in 1991 also pursued his career as a hockey player who currently plays for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Caley Chelios, born in 1993, is a journalist who graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in broadcast journalism and works as a reporter for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Lastly, their youngest child, Tara Chelios born in 1996 is still studying in college at the University of Southern California and is a member of a cheerleader for the USC Trojans football team.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Chris Chelios wife?

Tracee Smith.

How old is Tracee Smith?

61 years old as of August 4, 2023.

Who are Tracee Smith and Chris Chelios children?

Dean, Jake, Caley, and Tara Chelios.

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