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|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1969|
Red Kelly with the Toronto Maple Leafs
|Born|| July 9, 1927 |
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
|Died|| May 2, 2019 (aged 91) |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Position|| Defence (1947–1960)|
|Played for|| Detroit Red Wings|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly CM (July 9, 1927 – May 2, 2019) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1947 and 1967, as a defenceman and centre. He played on more Stanley Cup-winning teams (eight) than any other player who never played for the Montreal Canadiens. Jean Beliveau (10) and Henri Richard (11) won more with the Canadiens. He also served as a Liberal member of parliament for York West from 1962 to 1965. During his time in office, he was a Toronto Maple Leafs player. In 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2017, Kelly was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.
- "100 Greatest NHL Players". NHL. https://www.nhl.com/fans/nhl-centennial/100-greatest-nhl-players. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- "HOFer, 8-time Cup winner Red Kelly dies at 91". ESPN. May 2, 2019. http://www.espn.com.au/nhl/story/_/id/26656580/hofer-8-cup-winner-red-kelly-dies-91. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or ESPN.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database