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NHL Hall of Famer Ted ‘Teeder’ Kennedy dead at 83

He Captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to five Stanley Cup championships. RIP.

Ted “Teeder” Kennedy, the captain of five Stanley Cup championship teams with the Toronto Maple Leafs during a Hall of Fame career, died Friday. He was 83.

He died of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in his hometown of Port Colborne, son Mark Kennedy said.

Kennedy spent 14 years in the NHL, all with the Maple Leafs. He was a five-time All-Star. The center captained Toronto from 1948 to 1955, when he won the Hart Trophy as league MVP. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.

He finished his career with 231 goals and 329 assists in 696 games. He had 29 goals and 31 assists in 78 playoff games.

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