The Detroit Red Wings will spiff up Joe Louis Arena with two new statues of former greats Alex Delvecchio and Ted Lindsay.The Detroit Red Wings will spiff up Joe Louis Arena with two new statues of former greats Alex Delvecchio and Ted Lindsay.
The Wings will honor the duo via Alex Delvecchio Night on October 16 and Ted Lindsay Night on October 18. The statues will be unveiled each evening; Omri R. Amrany, the creator of the Gordie Howe statue unveiled in April 2007, sculpted both.
Alex Delvecchio spent his entire NHL career as a member of the Red Wings from 1950 to 1974, serving as team captain for 12 full seasons, surpassed in Wings history only by Steve Yzerman. Delvecchio, a three-time Stanley Cup Champion was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977. His number ten was retired by the Red Wings in 1991.
Ted Lindsay played for the Red Wings from 1944-1957 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 (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.