Hockey Great Red Kelly Passes Away
A former Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall of Famer has passed away.
Red Kelly died in Toronto Thursday morning at the age 91.
He spent 13-seasons with the Detroit Red Wings winning four Stanley Cups.
Kelly was later traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs and spent eight seasons with the team winning four more cups.
His number 4 jersey was retired by the Leafs in 2016. The Wings raised her jersey to the rafters this past February.
Kelly was also elected a Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of York-West in 1962 and again in 1963.
The entire Toronto Maple Leafs organization is deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Red Kelly.— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) May 2, 2019
A family man and a fierce competitor, Red played eight seasons with the Leafs and won four Stanley Cups in Toronto.
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The NHL mourns the passing of Leonard ‘Red’ Kelly – a man whose hockey career is so storied and distinguished that it may never be duplicated.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 2, 2019
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