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Encyclopedia > Alex Delvecchio

Alex Peter Delvecchio, born December 4, 1931 in Fort William, Ontario is a former ice hockey player and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The official flag of Thunder Bay, Ontario. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ...


Delvecchio played center and left wing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League for twenty-two full seasons and parts of two others, and was notable for his spot on the Production Line with linemates Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. No player in NHL history played more games with just the one team. One of the true gentlemen in the game of hockey, he was a three time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy for combining good sportsmanship with excellence on the ice. The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA and Windsor, Ontario. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Gordon Howe (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian hockey player who is often referred to as Mr. ... Ted Lindsay, born July 29, 1925 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, is a Hockey Hall of Fame player. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ...


Following his retirement as a player in 1973, Delvecchio served as Detroit's head coach and then as General Manager, until leaving hockey in 1977 to go into business. He was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in that year. The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ...


Achievements and Facts

  • Won three Stanley Cups with Detroit, in 1952, 1954 and 1955.
  • Delvecchio did not learn to skate until he was twelve years old, a remarkably late age for a NHL player, never mind a star.
  • Named a Second Team All-Star in 1953 (at center) and 1959 (at left wing).
  • Played in thirteen All-Star games.
  • Served as team captain for twelve years, a mark surpassed only in Wings' history by Steve Yzerman.
  • Remains 8th all time in games played and 27th in points scored.


The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... Steve Yzerman (born May 9, 1965 in Cranbrook, British Columbia), is a professional ice hockey player. ...

Preceded by:
Ted Garvin
Head Coaches of the Detroit Red Wings
1973-1975
Succeeded by:
Doug Barkley
Preceded by:
Doug Barkley
Head Coaches of the Detroit Red Wings
1976
Succeeded by:
Larry Wilson


Lawrence Frank Wilson (Born May 24, 1938, in Rigby, Idaho) is a former American Football Free Safety who played for the St. ...


External link

  • Alex Delvecchio (http://www.hockeysandwich.com/delvecchio.html)

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Alex Delvecchio - definition of Alex Delvecchio - Labor Law Talk Dictionary (168 words)
Alex Delvecchio - definition of Alex Delvecchio - Labor Law Talk Dictionary
He and teammate Gordie Howe are the only two players in NHL history to play more than 20 seasons with the same team.
Following his retirement as a player, Delvecchio served as Detroit's head coach and then as General Manager until leaving hockey in 1977 to go into business.
ESPN.com: April Classic Moments (13536 words)
Alex Delvecchio, who lost his job as center for high-scoring wings Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay at midseason because of his inability to score goals, notches two tonight to spark the Red Wings to a 3-1 victory and the Cup.
Between Delvecchio's goals, Howe scores his ninth of the playoffs as he sets a postseason record with 20 points (in 11 games).
While Terry Sawchuk loses his shutout late in the third period, he is instrumental in the Red Wings duplicating their feat of last season, when they also won the Stanley Cup by beating the Canadiens in Game 7 in Detroit.
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