NHL Legend Dies at 93


Detroit Red Wings great and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay has died at 93.

His death was confirmed Monday by son-in-law Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research.

Lindsay died Monday at his home in Michigan.

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Lindsay was a nine-time All-Star and one of the game’s best left wings.

He provided muscle and meanness for the Red Wings’ “Production Line” of the 1950s. One of the most prolific scoring lines in NHL history, the “Production Line” included Gordie Howe at the right wing and Sid Abel at center.

Lindsay also worked with other NHL players to organize the original Players’ Association.

The Hockey Hall of Fame actually waived its three-year waiting period when it inducted Lindsay in 1966.

Nine years earlier, he had been elected president of the players’ union.

One of the more fun things that Lindsay has been credited with is with starting the tradition in which the championship team skates around the ice with the Stanley Cup.

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Lindsay hoisted the Stanley Cup on four separate occasions in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955.

Stories and memories of Lindsay poured in on social media following the news of his death.

In 2010, the NHL Players’ Association renamed its version of the Most Valuable Player award after Lindsay.

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