He later served as the team's director of publicity and the public address announcer at "the Joe."
"Budd Lynch will forever be synonymous with the Detroit Red Wings," general manager Ken Holland said. "He experienced it all in his 63 years with the organization. He had a vast knowledge of the game and the stories he could tell would have anyone who loves the sport mesmerized for hours."
Lynch was honored in 1985 by the NHL Broadcasters Association with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award at the Hockey Hall of Fame and was enshrined nine years later in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
He was given the Ty Tyson Award for excellence in broadcasting in 2005 by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.
Lynch is survived by his daughters, Janis, Valerie, Mary, Francey, Patricia and Lori.