Alexander Peter (Alex) Delvecchio

Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings Player (1950-1973)
Hockey Hall of Fame
Number "10" retired by the Red Wings
Red Wings Coach (1973-1977)
Red Wings General Manager (1974 - 1977)

Alexander Peter “Alex” Delvecchio

Detroit Red Wings Player (1950 – 1973)
Detroit Red Wings Coach (1973 – 1975, 1976 – 1977)
Detroit Red Wings General Manager (1974 – 1977)

Alex Delvecchio was born in Fort William, Ontario and started playing hockey at a young age. After spending only one season playing with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association, Delvecchio made his debut with the Red Wings in the last game of the 1950 – 1951 season. He would go on to spend the remainder of his 24-year NHL career with the Red Wings a record for players that only played for one team in professional sports. During his playing career, Delvecchio played in 1549 regular-season games scoring 456 goals and 825 assists helping the Red Wings win three Stanley Cup championships while being named a 13-time All-Star and winning the Lady Byng Trophy emblematic of Sportsmanship and Gentlemanly Conduct three times. He was named captain for his final twelve seasons. After his playing days were over, he was named head coach on two separate occasions (1973 to 1975 and 1976 to 1977) and was named General Manager from 1974 to 1977. Delvecchio was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history in 2017 and had his number “10” retired by the Detroit Red Wings in 1991. Alex Delvecchio was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1977.