Published Friday, June 10, 2016 9:35AM EDT
Hockey legend Gordie Howe, a.k.a. “Mr. Hockey,” has died after a lengthy illness. He was 88 years old.
Howe earned the nickname “Mr. Hockey” for his lengthy career that included 25 years as a Detroit Red Wing, six Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player, and numerous records.
Howe played his first NHL game on Oct. 16, 1946 at the age of 18. He retired in 1971.
Howe’s records include:
- Most NHL regular-season games played (1,767);
- Most regular-season points by a right-winger (1,850);
- Most consecutive 20-plus goal seasons (22);
- Most All-Star Game appearances (23).
In addition to his six Hart trophies, Howe won six Art Ross trophies as the league’s leading scorer.
Howe is survived by his three sons and a daughter. His wife, Colleen, died in 2009.
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