Res Wings history: Ted Lindsay spearheads formation of NHLPA on Feb. 11, 1957
DETROIT – On Feb. 11, 1957, Detroit Red Wings forward Ted Lindsay and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Doug Harvey put their on-ice rivalry aside and teamed up to lead the charge in forming a players union. But Sid Abel, Lindsay’s old linemate, took over as Red Wings coach in 1964. He rejoined the Red Wings as No. Lindsay had 14 goals and 14 assists that year, and Campbell apologized after the Red Wings won the season championship. We are comforted in knowing that the Ted Lindsay legacy will forever be a part of history and are so proud of the many lives he helped change for the better through his tireless humanitarian work.