Kelly Kisio

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Kelly Kisio
Born (1959-09-18) September 18, 1959 (age 54)
Peace River, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Played for Detroit Red Wings (19821986)
New York Rangers (19861991)
San Jose Sharks (19911993)
Calgary Flames (19931995)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1980–1995

Kelvin Wade Kisio (born September 18, 1959) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who currently serves as the President of Hockey Operations and Alternate Governor of the Calgary Hitmen.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Kisio played 761 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and the Calgary Flames. He was team captain for the Rangers for three and a half years.

He played the 1982–83 season with HC Davos in Switzerland. He scored 49 goals and 32 assists. Although Davos was leading the season for more than 20 games, they ended in 3rd place. In his next-to-last game for the HC Davos, Kisio scored at least[clarification needed] 8 goals and 2 assists.[citation needed] The game's final score was 19–7. Kisio left three days later for the Detroit Red Wings where he became a valuable player in the NHL.

Kisio's best season in the NHL was in 1992–93 with the San Jose Sharks. That season he tied a career high in goals (26) and points (78) and represented the Sharks in the 1993 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal after Pat Falloon went down with a season-ending shoulder injury.

Kisio ended his playing career with the Calgary Flames in 1995, who were ousted by his former team, San Jose in the playoffs. He then joined the Flames scouting staff. For the 1998–99 season, he was named general manager of the Calgary Hitmen, who are owned by the Flames. With Kisio as GM, the Hitmen have made the playoffs every year but one (2010–11), won four regular season titles, and won the Western Hockey League title in both 1999 and 2010.

Family[edit]

Kisio and his wife Linda have three children: Brent, Kurtis, and Kristina. Brent (born December 15, 1982) is an assistant coach with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League,[1] and Kurtis (born June 30, 1984) played 59 games with the Austin Ice Bats of the Central Hockey League during the 2007–08 season.[2]

Awards[edit]

Legacy[edit]

  • Ranked No. 80 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Red Deer Rustlers AJHL 60 53 48 101 101
1977–78 Red Deer Rustlers AJHL 58 74 68 142 66
1978–79 Calgary Wranglers WHL 70 60 61 121 73 15 12 16 28 4
1979–80 Calgary Wranglers WHL 71 65 73 138 64 2 1 0 1 4
1980–81 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 31 27 16 43 48 8 7 7 14 13
1980–81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 41 10 14 24 43
1981–82 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 78 62 39 101 59 16 12 17 29 38
1982–83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 4 3 7 0
1983–84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 23 37 60 34 4 1 0 1 4
1984–85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 20 41 61 56 3 0 2 2 2
1985–86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 21 48 69 85
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 70 24 40 64 73 4 0 1 1 2
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 77 23 55 78 88
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 70 26 36 62 91 4 0 0 0 9
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 68 22 44 66 105 10 2 8 10 8
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 51 15 20 35 58
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 11 26 37 54
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 26 52 78 90
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 51 7 23 30 28 7 0 2 2 8
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 12 7 4 11 6 7 3 2 5 19
NHL totals 761 229 429 658 768 39 6 15 21 52

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ron Greschner
New York Rangers captain
198791
Succeeded by
Mark Messier
Awards
Preceded by
Tony Granato
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award Winner
1989–90 NHL season
Succeeded by
Jan Erixon