SportsHockey legend Red Kelly dies at 91

21:40  02 may  2019
21:40  02 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Red Kelly , who played on eight Stanley Cup-winning teams during a 20-season NHL career that earned him induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, died Wednesday. He was 91 . Kelly was a member of four Cup-winning teams as a defenseman with the Detroit Red Wings from 1947-60 and four more as

Hockey legend Leonard ( Red ) Kelly , who starred for the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, has died at age 91 . Former Detroit Red Wings player Red Kelly waves during his jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, Feb.

Hockey legend Red Kelly dies at 91 © 2005 Bruce Bennett Studios Publicity portrait of Canadian hockey player Red Kelly of the Toronto Maple Leafs, 1960s. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images) TORONTO — Hockey Hall of Famer Leonard (Red) Kelly, who won eight Stanley Cups during a stellar 20-season, has died at 91.

A statement from Kelly's family said the former Red Wings and Maple Leafs star died Thursday morning in Toronto.

The flying redhead spent nearly 13 seasons with the Detroit as a defenceman, helping the Red Wings win Stanley Cup titles in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955.

A trade to the Maple Leafs gave birth to the second half of his career as a centre for the next eight years.

He led the Leafs to Cup titles in 1962, '63, '64 and '67 — the last NHL championship in franchise history.

He also moonlighted as a politician and was elected as the Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of York-West in 1962 and again in '63.

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