The NHL Players’ Association announced that longtime Detroit Red Wings forward and Hockey Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay died earlY Monday. He was 93.
Lindsay left behind a legacy of being a game changer on and off the ice. He started the players’ union, and on April 23, 1950, he began the tradition of carrying the Stanley Cup around the ice.
Lindsay spent 14 seasons with the Red Wings and three with the Chicago Blackhawks, making nine all-star appearances and winning four Stanley Cup titles over a career that spanned parts of three decades. The Ontario native racked up 379 goals and 472 assists over 1,068 career regular-season games.
Lindsay was inducted into the Hall of Fame himself in 1966. He went on to briefly coach the Red Wings, and was named one of the 100 greatest players in NHL history by a league panel in 2017. Detroit retired his jersey number, No. 7, in 1991 and unveiled a statue of him in 2008 outside Joe Louis Arena.
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