Hall of Fame defenseman Bill Gadsby, who played more than 1,200 NHL games, died on March 10 at age 88.
Gadsby began his NHL career in 1946 with the Chicago Blackhawks. He spent about 9 seasons with the Blackhawks before joining the New York Rangers during the 1954-55 season. In 1961, Gadsby came to Detroit where he would finish his playing career in 1966. He later coached the Red Wings in 1968-69.