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Former Wing honored by royal medal

Kennedy receives Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

Wednesday, 10.10.2012 / 2:06 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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Former Wing honored by royal medal
Sheldon Kennedy

Former Red Wings winger Sheldon Kennedy was among 182 Canadians who received a Diamond Jubilee Medal during a ceremony at the University of Calgary on Tuesday.

Kennedy, who was a fourth-round pick of the Wings in 1988, received the medal from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his outstanding contributions to his communities and country.

“It is a great pleasure to pay tribute today to Albertans who have gone above and beyond to serve their communities,” said Harper, on the prime minister's website. “These medals, which commemorate the extraordinary service of Her Majesty the Queen to Canada, are a fitting tribute to those who have given so much of themselves to this province.”

In addition to being a symbol of their remarkable achievements, the Diamond Jubilee Medal is also a celebration of Queen Elizeabeth II’s own service and devotion to our great country for 60 years on the throne.

Kennedy has been an outspoken champion for the rights of sexual abuse victims throughout North America. Kennedy has been an advocate for victims since he came forward in the late 1990s about his own abuse by a former Canadian junior hockey coach.

The medal recognizes Canadians from all walks of life who have made significant contributions to Canada or whose achievements abroad have brought credit to Canada. A total of 60,000 medals will be given to Canadians throughout the year with presentations scheduled for several events, as well as a host of community-based activities across Canada.

In 2006, Kennedy – who scored 49 goals in parts of five seasons with the Red Wings – wrote his autobiography, “Why I Didn’t Say Anything”, where he acknowledged former teammate Bob Probert for his support and friendship.

“Probie, I love you, man, you helped me a lot as I stumbled through life,” write Kennedy. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have played and lived with you, and I am proud to call you a friend.”

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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