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Gordie Howe, legendary ice hockey player dies

He was nicknamed as Mr. Hockey and is considered to be one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.

Jun 11, 2016 13:08 IST
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Gordie HoweThe legendary Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe was died on 10 June 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was 88.

He was nicknamed as Mr. Hockey and is considered to be one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.

About Gordie Howe

• He was born in 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan.

• He played 26 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) and six seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA).

• He led the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cup titles.

• He was the all-time leader in career goals and points.

• He retired in 1971 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in 1972.

• He was the inaugural recipient of the NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

• He continues to hold NHL records for most games and seasons played.

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