Leonard Patrick “Red” Kelly was born on July 9, 1927, and died on May 2, 2019.
He was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach.
Kelly played on more Stanley Cup winning groups (eight) than any player who never played for the Montreal Canadiens, and is the main player to have never had for the Canadiens to be impact of two of the nine traditions perceived by the National Hockey League (NHL) in its history.
He was tilted one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history, during 2017.
Kelly was a member of the Liberal party.
In Parliament, he represented for the Toronto-area riding of York West from 1962 to 1965 while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kelly crushed Conservative officeholder John Hamilton.
Kelly was re-chosen there in the next year’s race in which his Progressive Conservative rival was future NHL specialist Alan Eagleson.
He kept on playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs amid his terms as a Member of Parliament.
Amid the Great Canadian Flag Debate, he got restriction from Leafs proprietor Conn Smythe who contradicted Pearson’s arrangements to supplant the Red Ensign banner with the Maple Leaf.
Red Kelly didn’t look for re-appointment in 1965.
Red Kelly passed away at 91 years old.