Interview with Ted Lindsay
Red Wing great Ted Linsay dies at the age of 93 on March 4, 2019.
While doing a series of videos for Mackinaw, St. Ignace Duane had an opportunity to interview one of the Red Wings great, Mr. Ted Lindsay. “What a nice humble man” states Duane.
Facts on Ted Lindsay
- After retiring, Lindsay went on be a color analyst for NBC
- He then spent three years as GM of the Wings in the late ’70s coaching for past of two seasons.
- His No.7 was retired in 1991
- In 2010 the union renamed the Lester B. Pearson Award, given annually to the most outstanding player as voted on by the players, to the Ted Lindsay Award.
- He started an autism foundation at Oakland
- Small in stature but big on heart
- Lindsay became known as “Terrible Ted” for his hard-charging play and was the reason the league instituted penalties for elbowing and kneeing.
- He played left wing on the Production Line — matched with fellow legends Abel and Gordie Howe
- the league’s top scorer in 1949-50 with 78 points
- He’s sixth in goals in franchise history with 335 and fifth in penalty minutes