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Ted Lindsay

Born:July 29, 1925Draft:Joined the Red Wings in 1944
Hometown:Renfrew, ON, CANPosition:Left Wing
Known For:Terrible TedShoots:Left
National Team:N/A

Ted Lindsay (born Robert Blake Theodore Lindsay; July 29, 1925 – March 4, 2019) 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 first attempt at a Players’ Association 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.

Detroit Red Wings Ted Lindsay Stanley Cup
April 16, 1954 – Detroit Red Wings captain Ted Lindsay hugs the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 4-3, in a sudden death extra period to win the Stanley Cup finals, in Detroit (AP Photo/File)

Ted Lindsay Stats

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
July 23, 1957Glenn HallChicago Blackhawks LogoHank Bassen
Forbes Kennedy
Johnny Wilson
October 14, 1964Chicago Blackhawks LogoCash Considerations

Deeper Dive


  • NHL First All-Star Team (1948, 1950–1954, 1956, 1957)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (1949)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1947–1957)
  • Art Ross Trophy winner (1950)
  • Memorial Cup winner (1944)
  • Four-time Stanley Cup champion (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966
  • Inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Detroit Red Wings #7 retired on November 10, 1991
  • The Hockey News Executive of the Year (1977)
  • In January 2017, Lindsay was part of the first group of players to be named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.
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