ClickOnDetroit The legendary Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe has died. He was 88. Howe played more than 1,700 games in the NHL and scored more than 800 goals. He is widely known simply as “Mr. Hockey.” In Detroit, he is a legend. He won the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings four times, won six Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player, and won six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer during his time with Detroit between 1946 and 1971. He still holds numerous team records. Last year, Howe’s family said he underwent stem cell treatment after he suffered a stroke. The family said he had a “miraculous” recovery after he underwent the treatment. Howe had been a fixture at Joe Louis Arena long after he retired. He was a favorite among fans and current players, who often spoke about his presence around the dressing room.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Hockey, the legendary Gordie Howe has passed away at the age of 88. Gordie Howe played in the NHL in five different decades, the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s which is a ridiculous statistic that will never be broken. Howe also is known for “The Gordie Howe Hat Trick” which was a goal, an assist and a fight in the same game. Howe won four Stanley Cups, won six Hart Trophies for NHL MVP, and was the NHL’s leading scorer six times. Rest In Peace to another legend in 2016.
P.S. In the third season of The Simpsons, right as the show was becoming great, Bart Simpson used a picture of Gordie Howe to trick his teacher Ms. Krabappel into thinking she has a secret admirer in a classic episode.