Johnny Wilson dies at age 82

Updated: December 27, 2011, 2:25 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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 ...

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