Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings legend, died at the age of 93 at a hospice care in Detroit, Michigan, on Monday. 

Lindsay, also known as "Terrible Ted" on ice because of his aggressive playing style, lost his wife in 2017 when she was 81. He led the Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup Championships in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955.

Born on July 29, 1925, in Ontario, Canada, Lindsay began his career in hockey in 1944. He played for over the next decade and was also given a place in the Hockey Hall-of-Fame. He helped his juvenile team to an Ontario Minor Hockey Association title in 1942 after which he played junior hockey in Toronto for St. Michael’s Majors. It was during this time that Carson Cooper, the chief scout for Detroit, expressed his interest in making Lindsay play for the Red Wings. He was added to a lineup that won the 1944 Memorial Cup which earned him a spot on the Red Wings’ lineup the following season.

He spent 14 seasons as a left winger for Detroit and built the team into the National Hockey League (NHL) powerhouse that it became. During 1944-1945, he was a part of the Red Wings team which won four Stanley Cups. He was given the Art Ross Trophy for his play in the 1949-50 season since he was the league’s leading scorer with as many as 78 points in 69 games. During his first 13 seasons, he scored more than 300 goals and had more than 400 assists while he was named a first-team All-Star eight times. Lindsay played in the NHL for 17 years, 14 of which he played for the Detroit Red Wings and three for the Chicago Black Hawks.

As of 2017, Lindsay’s net worth was estimated to be $1.9 million. He founded the Ted Lindsay Foundation in 2001 and it was aimed at funding research to find a cure for autism along with providing training, educational programs and to support social services. In 2018, the foundation donated $1 million to Oakland University’s Center for Autism Outreach Service — a program for teenagers and young adults with autism. Since the foundation’s creation, he donated $3.4 million toward autism related causes.

“When I made the Detroit Red Wings, I could have gone to Toronto. I could have gone to Boston, to New York, but I couldn’t have chosen a better place than the Detroit Red Wings. Great hockey people. They have been very good to me,” he said after the donation was made to Oakland University.

His earlier nickname of "Terrible Ted" was changed to "Terrific Ted" because of what he did for the humanitarian standpoint, according to his son-in-law Lew LePaugh, who was also the president of Ted Lindsay Foundation.