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

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