FILE PHOTO: Former Detroit Red Wings Ted Lindsay arrives at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament before the funeral for hockey legend Gordie Howe in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/Pool
Ted Lindsay, a hockey Hall of Fame member and a founder of the NHL Players Association, has died at 93.
A left wing, Lindsay played 17 years in the NHL – 14 of them in Detroit, where he was a member of four Stanley Cup-winning teams. Around the league, he was known for being an enforcer on the ice, earning the nickname “Terrible Ted.”
His son-in-law confirmed his death Monday morning to the Detroit News.
With the Red Wings, he joined Gordie Howe and center Sid Abel on what was known as the Production Line.
A native of Renfrew, Ontario, Lindsay signed with Detroit in 1944 at age 19 and played there until 1957. With the Red Wings, he appeared in 862 games, scoring 728 points (335 goals, 393 assists). He won the Art Ross Trophy in 1949-50 when he led the league in scoring with 78 points.
Off the ice, he was among the organizers of the NHLPA in the 1950s.
Lindsay was an eight-time All-Star and played his final three season is Chicago, appearing in 206 games and scoring 123 points (44 goals, 79 assists). A statue of him that stood at Joe Louis Arena was moved to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.