Leonard Patrick “Red” Kelly is one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players in history.
Kelly was born in Simcoe in 1927. In 1947 19-year-old Kelly joined the Detroit Red Wings.
Red Kelly becomes one of the National Hockey League’s best-ever defensemen early in his career and a high-scoring center at the end. He won Stanley Cup eight times, four as a defenseman with the Red Wings and four as a center with Maple Leafs.