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Happy Birthday Alex Delvecchio

As Delvecchio hits his 90th birthday, his impact resonates beyond the ice
Jim Devellano and Nick Libett share their memories of Red Wings legend

From Jonathan Mills @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com


DETROIT -- Chances are if you are a Detroit Red Wings fan, or an avid hockey fan, you're familiar with the name Alex Delvecchio. Over the past seven decades, his name has become synonymous with Hockeytown.

As the Red Wings prepare to celebrate Delvecchio's 90th birthday on Saturday night when the New York Islanders visit Little Caesars Arena, his impact continues to resonate.

For Red Wings senior vice president & alternate governor Jim Devellano, one of the people lucky enough to know the man, Delvecchio's commitment to the team and the city of Detroit is the first thing that should be talked about more.

"Alex was somehow able to never leave Detroit as a player, as a coach, as a general manager and he remains here in Detroit some 70 years later," Devellano said. "I know no other Red Wings player has ever done that. It's impossible."

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https://www.nhl.com/redwings/news/as-delvecchio-hits-his-90th-birthday-his-impact-resonates-beyond-the-ice/c-328614106

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Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

90 stick taps for #10!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 12/04/21 at 09:48 PM ET

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