Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 10, 2019 Red Kelly By the Old Sachem, Bill Stewart L Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm Lunch Menu! Enjoy our Famous $10 Served Mon. thru Fri. ‘til 3:30 PM Choose from 16 Items! Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! Includes two sides Facebook.com/ advocate.news.ma Now Featuring our BREAKFAST PIZZA & OMELET MENU Saturday & Sunday Only Served until 3:30 PM eonard Patrick “Red” Kelly played 21 years in the National Hockey League (NHL) for first the Detroit Red Wings, then the Toronto Maple Leafs. He finished his hockey career as a coach for 10 years. Red Kelly was born July 19, 1927, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, and died May 2, 2019, in Toronto. During his playing days for the Red Wings, the team won six Stanley Cups and eight regular season championships. The 19-year-old was not overly thought of by most scouts, but the Red Wings saw potential in the youngster. He attended Doan’s Hollow Public School in Port Dover, then attended St. Michael’s College School and played for the St. Michael’s Midgets in 1943–1944 then St. Michael’s Buzzers in 1944– 1945, a Big 10 Junior B league in Ontario. He was upgraded to the St. Michael’s College Majors in the Ontario Hockey Association for the 1945 and 1946 seasons. He was selected by Detroit in the 1947 draft and began a spectacular career as a defenseman in the league. He was a First Team All-Star from 1951–1955, then again in 1957. He was a Second Team All-Star in 1950 and 1956. His name is on the Stanley Cup for the seasons 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955 with the Red Wings. In 1954 he was runner up for the Hart Memorial Trophy and won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the top defenseman in the NHL. Four times he won the Lady Byng Trophy as the most gentlemanly player in the league. He broke his ankle late in the 1959 season but continued playing to the season’s end. Kelly was traded to the New York Rangers after the 1959 season, but Kelly announced he would retire rather than go to New York. The Rangers succumbed and traded him to Toronto, a team whose stadium he never liked, but near to home, so he decided to play. And play he did for eight seasons. He married Andra Carol McNaught in 1959. Kelly became a center for the Maple Leafs and was on the winning Stanley Cup squads from 1962–1964, then again in 1967. Red was installed in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969. In 1998 he was ranked number 22 on “The Hockey News” list of the 100 greatest NHL players. In 2001 he was selected as a Member of the Order of Canada, then inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame that same year. The Maple Leafs retired his number, 4, on October 15, 2016. During 2016 he published his autobiography, “The Red Kelly Story” by ECW Press with co-authors L. Waxy Gregoire and Davis M. Dupuis. In January of 2017, he was selected as one of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players of the NHL. The Red Wings retired his number 4 jersey on February 1, 2019. Not content with just being a hockey player, Kelly was elected Bill Stewart The Old Sachem as a Liberal Member of the Canadian Parliament of the York West section of Toronto, and served from 1962 to 1965 while still playing for Toronto. After playing the game since his young years, he became a coach with the expansion team, the Los Angeles Kings, from 1967–1969. In 1969 he was hired by Pittsburgh Penguins as their coach, and remained there until the 1972– 1973 season, then on to Toronto in 1974, finishing up behind the bench in 1977. His coaching record was 278 wins, 330 losses and 134 ties. He brought the Kings into the playoffs, losing in the first round in 68 and the second round in 69. In Pittsburgh he lost in the second round in 1970 and the first round in 72. He brought the Maple Leafs into the playoffs all four of his times behind the bench, losing in the first round in 1974 and in the second rounds in 1975–1977. In regular seasons Kelly played 1,316 games and had 281 goals, 542 assists, 823 points and 327 penalty minutes. He played in 164 playoff games, scored 33 goals, added 59 assists, for 92 points, and had only 51 penalty minutes. At OLD SACHEM | SEE PAGE 5

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