Anyone with even a passing knowledge of NHL history is well aware that Leonard Patrick ‘Red’ Kelly was a hockey player through and through, one of the best to ever play the game. He was undoubtedly one of the most versatile and underrated. He was a pioneer, every bit as stubborn and competitive as he was gentle and stoic. He was quietly tough, a welterweight boxing champ in high school who served notice early in his career that he was not to be challenged, then went on to win four Lady Byng Trophies. To be sure, he was the most successful and one of the most decorated players ever to play for teams other than the Montreal Canadiens.
But Red Kelly was more than that. So, so much more. A true renaissance man, he played the piano and sang. He was a federal politician while he was still playi...
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