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Red Wings to honor Ted Lindsay

Commissioned statue unveiled prior to Saturday's game

Friday, 10.17.2008 / 12:54 PM ET / News
By Lisa Hickok  - Media Relations Coordinator
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Red Wings to honor Ted Lindsay
DETROIT -- The Red Wings will honor esteemed alumnus Ted Lindsay on Saturday, October 18 with Ted Lindsay Night at Joe Louis Arena. To commemorate Lindsay’s outstanding hockey career, the Wings will unveil an original statue commissioned by artist Omri Amrany on the Joe Louis Arena concourse. The statue will be debuted in a private dedication prior to doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

Fans are asked to arrive early for a special on-ice presentation prior to the puck drop as the Wings take on the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. EDT. Lindsay will be presented with an original artwork commissioned by artist David Arrigo. All fans in attendance at the legend's night will receive an 11x17 canvas replica of the Lindsay artwork, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Ted Lindsay, known as one of the greatest left wingers of all time, played for the Red Wings from 1944-57 and 1964-65. Known as a fierce competitor, Lindsay earned the nickname of “Terrible Ted” and served on a line with Gordie Howe and Sid Abel (and later Alex Delvecchio) dubbed “The Production Line”. A winner of four Stanley Cups, Lindsay appeared in 13 NHL All-Star games and set countless individual and league records. The Red Wings legend was the recipient of the Art Ross Memorial Trophy (NHL leading scorer) in 1950 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. Lindsay is set to accept the NHL’s Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S. next week in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Red Wings icon currently resides in metro Detroit and is an honored member of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and is active with the Ted Lindsay Foundation to battle autism.

Lindsay’s No. 7 is one of six numbers retired by the Red Wings.

Lindsay’s statue was commissioned by Chicago-based artist Omri Amrany, the same artist who created the Gordie Howe statue unveiled at Joe Louis Arena in April 2007 and the Alex Delvecchio statue on Oct. 16, 2008. Amrany also crafted the six stainless steel Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame Players on display at Comerica Park in 2000. Well-know for his Michael Jordan statue outside the United Center, Amrany crafted the 7 ½-foot Lindsay statue using new metal alloys combined with white bronze and glass. For more information on Amrany’s works, visit www.rotblattamrany.com.
David Arrigo, artist of the Lindsay canvas artwork, has done numerous works for a variety of sports organizations, including the NFL, NHL, MLB and NASCAR. Known best for Live Mural Experiences, Arrigo has been commissioned to complete unique works across the globe. To learn more about Arrigo’s pieces, visit www.davidarrigo.com.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
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11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
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