Johnny Wilson, 4-time NHL champion, dies at 82

File photo shows Detroit Red Wings hockey player

File photo shows Detroit Red Wings hockey player Johnny Wilson. Wilson, a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings, has died. He was 82. (1958) Photo Credit: AP

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TORONTO - Johnny Wilson, a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings, has died. He was 82.

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson announced his uncle’s death Tuesday on Twitter. The coach called him a “warrior thru & thru, right to the end.” There was no immediate word on cause of death.

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Johnny Wilson was born in Kincardine, Ontario, and spent 11 years in the NHL with Detroit, Toronto, Chicago and the New York Rangers. He had 161 goals and 171 assists in 688 games. Wilson coached seven seasons in the NHL with Los Angeles, Detroit, Colorado and Pittsburgh.

Wilson won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955. He was honored by the NHL in 1960 for an ironman streak at the time that totaled 580 consecutive regular-season games.

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