Gordie Howe, legendary ice hockey player dies

Jun 11, 2016 13:08 IST

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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