Hood, a native of Osoyoos, British Columbia, comes to Alaska with three years of ECHL experience under his belt. He started his professional career in 2012 with the Colorado Eagles and also skated parts of two seasons with Ontario. Last season he started with the Reign, then played with Missouri before finishing with Wichita.
Chelios, a native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., returns to Alaska after finishing last season with the Aces. After playing four seasons of collegiate hockey at Michigan State, he made his ECHL debut by appearing in eight games for Toledo. Chelios began last season with the Indy Fuel, then joined the Aces for 13 games, scoring 11 points (1g-10a).