Gordie Howe passes away at 88

Legendary hockey player Gordie Howe has passed away at the age of 88.

Mr. Howe was born in Floral Saskatchewan on March 31st, 1928.

Mr. Howe spent 32 years playing hockey, earning the nickname ‘Mr. Hockey.’  He played 26 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) and six in the World Hockey Association (WHA).  Mr. Howe spent the first 25 years of his professional hockey career with the Detroit Red Wings, followed by time with both the Houston Aeros and the New England Whalers in the WHA.  While with the Aeros, he was joined on the team by his sons, Mark and Marty.

During his career, Mr. Howe would win four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings.  In addition, Mr. Howe was a 23 time All Star in the NHL, as well as winning the Art Ross and Hart Memorial trophies six times each.  Mr. Howe would also win the Lester B. Patrick Award (1967), and the Lionel Conacher Award (1963).

Mr. Howe still holds several NHL awards
Most games played for a single franchise: 1,967 games with Detroit
Most games played: 1,767
Most season played: 26 (tied with Chris Chelios)
Most regular season goals by a right winger: 801
Most consecutive 20 goal seasons: 22
First player to reach 1,000 points
Most times leading the league in playoff scoring: 6
Oldest player to appear in the NHL: 52 years and 11 days
Leads the Red Wings in goals, games played, and points.
Most All-Star appearances: 23
Only player to appear in the NHL in five different decades.

Mr. Howe was married to Colleen until her death in 2009.  He is survived by his three sons and a daughter.

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