Johnny Wilson dies at age 82
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.
Wilson won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955. He was honored by the NHL in 1960 for an iron man streak at the time that totaled 580 consecutive regular-season games.
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