Ted Lindsay took on all comers, on and off the ice. It is for this reason that today he is considered not just the finest left winger of all time but one of hockey’s greatest men. In all, he had eleven seasons of 20 goals or more, and four of those he had at least 30. He played in eleven straight All-Star Games (1947-57) and was the first player to score a hat trick in an All-Star Game. During his career, he played 1,068 games and had 851 points and a staggering 1,808 penalty minutes. By the time Lindsay retired as a player in 1965, he was both the all-time points leader and penalty minutes leader for his position, but it was his efforts to form a union among NHL players that was perhaps his greatest achievement of all.
About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame: Inspiring Canadians – in sport and life
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences featuring 12 galleries, dozens of hands-on interactive exhibits and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. Each year, Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame selects the country’s most influential and inspiring athletes and sport “builders” who are inducted as Hall of Famers. Our mission is to share the stories of their achievements so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is the highest sporting honour in Canada. Visit sportshall.ca
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