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Gordie Howe

Ice Hockey Player
Birth dateMarch 31, 1928(age 87)
Birth placeFloral, SK, CAN
Height6 ft 1 inch (1.9 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
PositionRight wing
Pro clubs'USHL'
Omaha Knights
Detroit Red Wings
Hartford Whalers
Houston Aeros
New England Whalers
Detroit Vipers
National teamCanada men's national ice hockey team
Playing career1946 - 1971
1973 1980
Hall of Fame1972

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Gordon "Gordie" Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Howe is often referred to as Mr. Hockey, and is generally regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.

Howe is most famous for his scoring prowess, physical strength, and career longevity. He is the only player to have competed in the NHL in five (1940s through 1980s) different decades. A four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings, he won six Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player and six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer. He was the recipient of the first NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Howe was also referred to during his career as Power, Mr. Everything, Mr. All-Star, The Most, The Great Gordie, The King of Hockey, The Legend, The Man, No. 9, and "Mr. Elbows" (for his tough physical play). His name and nickname, "Mr. Hockey," as well as his wife's nickname as "Mrs. Hockey," are registered trademarks.

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