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Stan Mikita, Blackhawks, and Ted Lindsay, Red Wings, compete for the puck during a game in Chicago, February 24, 1965.
The former star striker of the Detroit Red Wings and member of the hall of fame Ted Lindsay died at the age of 93 years.
The news was confirmed by his son-in-law, Lew LaPaugh, president of the Foundation, Ted Lindsay, which raises funds for autism research. Lindsay passed away on Monday at his home in Michigan.
Hockey fans in the 1940s and 1950s will remember the fierce rivalry between Lindsay to Maurice Richard, the great star of the Montreal canadiens.
Lindsay has been selected in the all-star team nine times, and he is considered one of the best wingers left in his sport. It has provided most of the muscle and the robustness to the “Production Line” supplemented by Sid Abel and Gordie Howe in the 1950s.
He has also worked with other NHL players to establish the first Association of players.
The Temple of the hockey hall of fame waived its waiting period of three-years-old when he was inducted into Lindsay in 1966. Nine years earlier, he had been elected president of the players union. It also gives Lindsay the beginning of the tradition according to which the champion team is the tour of the rink with the Stanley cup to salute the fans.
In 2010, the Association of players of NHL has renamed the trophy awarded to the best player in the circuit in honor of Lindsay.
Lindsay, a Canadian born in Renfrew in the west to Ottawa in 1925, has spent 14 of his 17 seasons in the NHL with the Red Wings and the other three with the Chicago black hawks. In Detroit, he won the Stanley Cup four times during the 1950s.
It was $ 379 goals and 472 notices assistance in 1068 games of the regular season, winning the Art Ross trophy for the leading scorer with 78 points in 1949-1950. He added 47 goals and 49 assists in 133 playoff games.
The Red Wings have retired his jersey no. 7 in 1991.