Gordie Howe

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Full Name: Gordie Howe


Profession: Ice Hockey Legend
Why Famous: Often referred to as Mr. Hockey, and is generally regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. Most famous for his scoring prowess, physical strength, and career longevity. He is the only player to have competed in the NHL in five different decades (1940s through 1980s).

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.

Born: March 31, 1928
Birthplace: Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Died: June 10, 2016 (aged 88)

Married Life

  • 1953-04-15 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

Historical Events in the Life of Gordie Howe

  • 1960-11-27 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
  • 1961-11-27 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
  • 1962-03-14 Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1963-11-10 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
  • 1963-11-11 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
  • 1964-11-14 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal
  • 1972-03-12 NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons
  • 1972-08-24 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 1974-02-20 Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
  • 1980-02-29 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals
  • 1980-04-06 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season

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