Ted Lindsay

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Full Name Ted Lindsay
Age 95 Years Old
Nick Name Terrible Ted, Lindsay, Ted, Ted Lindsay
Gender Male
Famous As Ice Hockey Player
Birth Date July 29th, 1925
Birth Place Renfrew, Ontario

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Robert Blake Theodore Lindsay famed as Ted Lindsay was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played as a forward for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Lindsay scored over 800 points in his Hockey Hall of Fame career, won the Art Ross Trophy in 1950, and won the Stanley Cup four times. Often referred to as "Terrible Ted", Lindsay helped to organize the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) in the late 1950s, an action which led to his trade to Chicago. In 2017 Lindsay was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. He was a very talented hockey player. 

Hockey Hall of Famer and Former Red Wings Player Ted Lindsay Dies at 93

Beloved hockey star Ted Lindsay has died, the National Hockey League Player’s Association confirmed on Monday. “The players and NHLPA staff are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ted Lindsay - a player, a trailblazer, and a gentleman,” the player’s association said in a tweet. ” ‘Terrible Ted’ was loved across the hockey world and beyond for his play, dedication to fellow players and charitable work.”

Why Is Ted Lindsay Famous For?

Ted Lindsay is famous for being a famous Canadian Professional Ice hockey Player and for his scoring touch and toughness.

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Ted Lindsay

Ted Lindsay was born on 29th July 1925 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada as Robert Blake Theodore Lindsay. He is Canadian by nationality and belongs to Leo birth sign. His religion is Christian. His ethnicity is white. He was a son of Bert Lindsay and his mother information was not disclosed yet. Information about his siblings and education will be updated soon. His father had played professional hockey as a goaltender for several teams in the National Hockey Association and for a pair of NHL teams before retiring after the 1918-19 season. When the Great Depression hit in 1929, the Lindsay family moved north from Renfrew to Kirkland Lake, Ontario so Bert could work in the gold mines. It was in Kirkland Lake that Ted grew up, went to school and began to develop the hockey skills that would ultimately lead him to his career as a star player in the NHL. His age was 93 at the time of his death. 

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Observing his body measurements, he has a height 5 feet 8 inches. Similarly, he has a balanced weight of 74 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of dark brown eyes and blonde hair color. His other body information is not disclosed yet.

How Ted Lindsay Began His Career?

  • Ted Lindsay began her career through amateur hockey in Kirkland Lake before joining the St. Michael's Majors in Toronto. 
  • In 1944 he played for the Memorial Cup champion Oshawa Generals.
  • He made his big league debut in 1944 at the age of 19.
  • Lindsay played only one game in the AHL, with the Indianapolis Capitals, during the 1944-45 AHL season.
  • In the 1949-50 season, he won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer with 78 points and his team won the Stanley Cup. 
  • Over the next five years, he helped Detroit win three more championships and appeared with Howe on the cover of a March 1957 Sports Illustrated issue. 
  • Lindsay became the first player to lift the Stanley Cup and skate it around the rink, starting the tradition.
  • In his 1,068 career regular season games, Lindsay scored 379 goals and had 472 assists for 851 points. 
  • He played 133 playoff games in addition and recorded 47 goals and 96 points. 
  • He was voted to the first All-Star team eight times and the second team on one occasion. 
  • In 1966 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but refused to attend the men-only ceremony, since he was not allowed to bring his wife and children. 
  • The rules were changed the following year, allowing women to attend. 
  • On November 10, 1991, the Detroit Red Wings honored his contribution to the team by retiring his sweater No. 7. 
  • Lindsay helped to organize the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) in the late 1950s, an action which led to his trade to Chicago.
  • In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Lindsay was the play-by-play announcer for the New York Rangers on WOR-TV. 
  • His signature saying was "that's laying the lumber on 'em" when someone got away with a good hit with a stick.
  • In 1972, NBC paid the NHL for the rights to broadcast games on national TV in the U.S. Lindsay was hired to do the color analysis, along with Tim Ryan, who did the play-by-play. Lindsay's rough features, the legacy of the many cuts and stitches he accumulated during his playing days, were visible whenever he appeared on camera.
  • In 1977, Lindsay was named general manager of the Red Wings, who were struggling just to make the playoffs. Soon after taking over as general manager he appeared in television commercials promoting the slogan " Aggressive hockey is back in town". 
  • For his efforts, he was voted the NHL's executive of the year. A year later, the Red Wings made the playoffs for the first time in nine years and won a playoff series for the first time in 12 years. 
  • Late in the 1979-80 season, he named himself head coach. 
  • He started out the 1980-81 season on the bench but was forced out after a 3-14-3 start.
  • In 1998, he was ranked number 21 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
  • The Ted Lindsay Foundation was founded in 2001 to fund research into a cure for autism. it has raised over $1.5 million to find a cure for autism. 
  • This research is not endorsed by the scientific community at large. His foundation donated over $100,000 to the Thoughtful House Center for Children in 2007.
  • Lindsay was an "Honored Member" of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and was active in its efforts to raise money for children's charities in Metro Detroit. 
  • He attended the Special Olympics Sports Celebrities Festival in Toronto in December 2008.
  • On October 18, 2008, the Red Wings commemorated Lindsay's career with an original statue commissioned by artist Omri Amrany, who also created the Gordie Howe statue, on the Joe Louis Arena concourse.
  • On April 29, 2010, the NHL Players' Association announced that the Lester B. Pearson Award would be reintroduced as the Ted Lindsay Award for his skill, tenacity, leadership, and role in establishing the original Players' Association. 
  • The award is given annually to the NHL's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the Players' Association.
  • Lindsay was a third cousin to Bob Errey, who won back to back Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the early 1990s as well as being a distant relative of brothers Bert and Con Corbeau both of whom were on Stanley Cup-winning teams.
  • Lindsay was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. He was selected to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • On April 20, 2018, Oakland University announced it will award Lindsay an honorary doctor of humanities degree.
  • Lindsay died on March 4, 2019, at his home in Oakland, Michigan.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Lindsay was a married man. He was married to Joanne Lindsay. From this marriage, the couple shares a child as well. They live a blissful life together at the end of their life. His wife left him in 2017 and passed away. After two years, he has died at the age of 93. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

From his successful career as an NHL player, he assumes a lot of money as a salary. According to some online sources, his estimated net worth is said to be $ 1.9 Million before his death. His major source of income was from his hockey career.

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