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Ted Lindsay Has Died At Age 93

03/04/2019 at 8:14am EST

from the Detroit News,

Ted Lindsay, a Detroit Red Wings legend and four-time Stanley Cup winner, has died at the age of 93.

Lew LaPaugh, 67, Lindsay’s son-in-law, and the president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which donates money to Autism research and management, confirmed Lindsay’s death Monday morning.

Lindsay, a native of Renfrew, Ontario, who was born in 1925, played 14 of his 17 NHL seasons with the Red Wings, winning Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955. The left wing was nicknamed “Terrible Ted” for his toughness on the ice.

Lindsay played in 1,068 NHL regular-season games and 133 playoff games. He had 379 goals and 472 assists in the regular season, and 47 goals and 49 assists in the playoffs. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer with 78 points in 1949-50.

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from Bill McGraw at the Detroit Free Press,

Ted Lindsay’s nicknames were “Terrible Ted” and “Old Scarface” because Lindsay played tough and sometimes dirty.

That hell-bent style was reflected in the tiny ridges, bumps, wrinkles and puffy marks on his cheeks and chin that gave his face a hang-dog look.

Lindsay, one of the greatest Detroit Red Wings of all time, received some 600 stitches during his hall-of-fame career, most of them in his face.

One day, an acquaintance, holding the hand of his 2-year-old daughter, ran into Lindsay on the street.

Lindsay kneeled to say hello to the smiling little girl, who burst into tears when Lindsay’s face appeared next to hers.

“It’s not the first time that’s happened,” Lindsay said, laughing.

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added 9:10am, from the NHLPA,

It is with profound sadness that the NHLPA learns of the passing of Ted Lindsay, at the age of 93.

All NHLPA members, current and former, owe a great deal of gratitude to Ted.

In addition to his Hall of Fame playing career, Ted was instrumental in organizing the original Players’ Association in 1957 to promote, foster, and protect the interests of players. Ted’s efforts helped lay the groundwork for the formation of the current NHLPA. In a tribute to his namesake, the Lester B. Pearson Award was reintroduced as the Ted Lindsay Award in 2010 to pay homage to Ted’s skill, tenacity, leadership, and for his role in establishing the original Players’ Association.

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