Ted Lindsay Passes Away At 93

Ted Lindsay Passes Away At 93

By James Jackson

March 4, 2019

It was announced early Monday morning that the hockey world lost one of it's great players. Ted Lindsay passed away Monday at the age of 93.

Lindsay was an incredible player and person. Lindsay was a labor leader for the players in the NHL as well as talented hockey player. Throughout his 17 year career, Lindsay has played for just two teams, the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. Lindsay played 1,068 games, scored 379 goals, 472 assists and would serve 1,808 penalty minutes. 

Lindsay is a four-time Stanley Cup champion, a nine-time All-Star, an Art Ross trophy winner and an NHL Hall of Famer. Lindsay wasn't one of the biggest guys on the ice, however he was a feisty one. Lindsay would go on to earn the nickname "Terrible Ted" for his physicality on the ice. He would join Sid Abel and Gordie Howe on what became known as the "Production Line". The trio would go on to dominate the NHL for many years. 

Players from all over shared their memories of Lindsay, including NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.

"Terrible Ted" was one of the nicest men in hockey. Every player should be thankful for his courage to create the Players Association, which has grown into partnership between the players and owners of the NHL. He was a true champion on and off the ice and will be deeply missed."

Lindsay loved the game and the players who played the game. Because of his passion for the game and the players, Lindsay was a key figure in forming the NHLPA, allowing players to get higher wages and working rights.

Lindsay's legacy will live on in hockey forever. As the final horn sounds in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Captain of the winning team will hoist the Stanley Cup over their head. That is a tradition that was started by Lindsay and has continued to this day. Ted Lindsay will be missed from all of us at Under Review.

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