Honoring longtime Detroit Red Winger Ted Lindsay
(FOX 2) - Detroit lost one of its legends today.
Surrounded by his family at the age of 93, longtime Detroit Red Wing and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay died. A product of a hockey era when it was broadcasted in black and white, the legendary winger made a name for himself on the rink.
"Just, so much respect for him," said Kris Draper.
Before Lindsay was known as a philanthropist to the community, he earned the nickname "Terrible Ted" for his antics and style of play in the game. He made enemies with Maple Leaf's owner Conn Smythem and is the reason elbowing and kneeing are now penalties in the game.
But he also helped Detroit to 4 championships and is the first player to carry the Stanley Cup around after winning it - a tradition still in play today.
"He was a class act and a legendary player," said Chris Osgood.
After retiring in 1964, he transitioned his role into the world of charity. His impact was celebrated when a statue was built commemorating him, his number seven was retired and the titled awarded to the player of the year was named after him.