Gordie Howe Dies
Prince George, B.C. – ‘Mr. Hockey’ Gordie Howe passed away this morning, he was 88 years old.
The hockey legend played 26 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons – 25 of them with the Detroit Red Wings and a further six years in the World Hockey Association (WHA).
He still holds the record for most games played in the NHL with 1,767 and in seasons played. The 23 time NHL all-star scored 801 regular season goals and 1049 assists for 1,850 points. He also has 1,685 penalty minutes.
In later years Howe became part-owner of the Vancouver Giants. No official cause of death has been released though he had suffered a series of strokes in recent years.
He passed away with his family by his side in Toledo, Ohio.