Former Red Wing Bill Gadsby passes away

Sad news to report this morning – former Detroit Red Wing and NHL Hall of Famer Bill Gadsby has passed away at the age of 88.

In addition to the Red Wings, Gadsby also played for fellow Original Six franchises the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers.  He played for Detroit from 1961 to 1966, scoring 18 goals to go with 94 assists in 323 games while wearing the Winged Wheel.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970 and was an honored member of the Red Wings Alumni Association, helping to raise funds for children’s charities in Metro Detroit.

Despite his successes, he never forgot his humble beginnings:

“I was one man who believed he had to do the best he could every day, as a husband, father and hockey player. That’s how my parents raised me. I knew no other way. Whether I was blocking a shot or playing with my children, I remembered what my parents had taught me.”


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