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Gordie Howe

  • Birthplace: Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Birthday: March 31
Date of passing: 
June 10, 2016

Gordie Howe was a hockey star who played for 26 seasons in the National Hockey League as well as six seasons in the World Hockey Association.

The Canadian athlete played for the Detroit Red Wings for most of his career, helping the team to four Stanley Cup championships during his tenure, and breaking records along the way. He played his final season at the age of 52, the same year that the next hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky, began his rookie season.

Howe also appeared on talk shows and sports programs alike, including the series Greatest Sports Legends, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman and ESPN SportsCentury. In addition, he appeared as himself on a 2004 episode of the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear, titled “A List Before Dying.”

Over the course of his career, Howe scored 801 goals and 1,850 points, and was so consistent and fierce that having a goal, an assist and a fight in one game became known as a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

Gordie Howe was a hockey star who played for 26 seasons in the National Hockey League as well as six seasons in the World Hockey Association.

The Canadian athlete played for the Detroit Red Wings for most of his career, helping the team to four Stanley Cup championships during his tenure, and breaking records along the way. He played his final season at the age of 52, the same year that the next hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky, began his rookie season.

Howe also appeared on talk shows and sports programs alike, including the series Greatest Sports Legends, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman and ESPN SportsCentury. In addition, he appeared as himself on a 2004 episode of the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear, titled “A List Before Dying.”

Over the course of his career, Howe scored 801 goals and 1,850 points, and was so consistent and fierce that having a goal, an assist and a fight in one game became known as a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

Howe died June 10, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio. He was 88.

 

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