Gordon (Gordie) Howe
4x Stanley Cup Champion
Hockey Hall of Fame
Gordon "Gordie" Howe
Detroit Red Wings Player (1946 - 1971)
Gordie Howe, known as “Mr. Hockey” was born in Floral Saskatchewan played 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings as well as seven seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA) with Houston and New England, played one final season at age 52 with the Hartford Whalers. Howe is considered by his peers to be the most complete player to ever play the game, was a 23-time NHL All Star, won the Art Ross Trophy (league’s leading scorer) six times, the Hart Memorial Trophy (league’s most valuable player) six times and was a four-time Stanley Cup Champion. He is the only NHL player to have competed in five different decades (1940’s – 1980’s). At the time of his retirement, Howe held most of the NHL’s scoring records playing in 1,767 games scoring 801 goals and 1,049 assists with 1,685 penalty minutes. Howe had his number "9" retired by the Red Wings. Gordie Howe was ranked #3 overall in a 1998 list of top NHL players released by the Hockey News, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975, and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1957. He passed away on June 10, 2016 at 88 years of age.