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September 18, 1959|
Peace River, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings|
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
Kelvin Wade Kisio (born September 18, 1959) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who currently serves as a scout for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kisio played 761 games in the NHL as a centre for the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and Calgary Flames, and 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 third place. In his next-to-last game for HC Davos, Kisio scored eight goals and two assists. 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 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.
Kisio and his wife Linda have three children: Brent, Kurtis, and Kristina. Brent (born December 15, 1982) is the head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League, and Kurtis (born June 30, 1984) played 59 games with the Austin Ice Bats of the Central Hockey League during the 2007–08 season.
- 1979 – WHL Rookie of the Year, with the Calgary Wranglers
- 1990 – Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award (shared with John Vanbiesbrouck)
- 1993 – NHL All-Star
- 2004 – Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy, top WHL executive
|1976–77||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||60||53||48||101||101||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Red Deer Rustlers||AJHL||58||74||68||142||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- Fisher, Scott (2 September 2016). "Kelly Kisio leaves post with Hitmen". Calgary Sun. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "Walliser Volksfreund 28 février 1983 —". E-newspaperarchives.ch. 2018-10-19. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
- Cohen, Russ; Halligan, John; Raider, Adam (2009). 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470736194. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- NHL alumni biography
| New York Rangers captain
| Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award Winner
1989–90 NHL season