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Red Kelly
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1969
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Red Kelly with the Toronto Maple Leafs
Born (1927-07-09)July 9, 1927
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Died May 2, 2019(2019-05-02) (aged 91)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence (1947–1960)
Centre (1960–1967)
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1947–1967

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.

Kelly was born in Simcoe, Ontario. He married his wife Andra Carol McLaughlin in 1959. He died on May 2, 2019 in Toronto, at the age of 91.




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