Renfrew-born Ted Lindsay, recognized as being one of the greatest hockey players of all time, passed away today at the age of 93. Lindsay played in a total of 1,068 NHL games between 1944 and 1965, fourteen seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and three with the Chicago Black Hawks. He was a member of the famed Detroit Red Wings “Production Line” along with Gordie Howe and Sid Abel. NHL.com records that he was nicknamed “Terrible Ted” for his wrecking ball style of play.
Lindsay was a nine time All Star and four time Stanley Cup winner with Detroit. He won the Art Ross Trophy in 1950. He amassed a total of 728 points, consisting of 335 goals and 393 assists in his Hall of Fame career.
In 2017 Lindsay was voted one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” of all time.
Featured image 1956 courtesy Montreal Gazette