Hockey legend Gordie Howe passed away at the age of 88


Mr. Hockey has left the building at the age of 88. Howe is easily regarded as the most complete player in the history of professional hockey. The NHL legend won the Stanely cup four times with the Detroit Redwings, he won the Hart Trophy six times for league MVP and won six Art Ross Trophies for leading the league in scoring during his playing time. He still holds a number of Red Wing team records. Howe has been a fan favorite since stepping out on the ice and continues to this day, to be a favorite among many current players. Howe was considered by those who knew him to be one of the kindest hockey players to ever play the game. However, in his Hall of Fame career, who was considered to be a mean and fierce competitor, who had amassed a staggering 1,685 minutes in penalties.

Howe underwent stem cell treatment, last year, after suffering a massive stroke while visiting family in Texas. His family says his recovery is miraculous. Although the player has passed, the legend will live on, and even after decades of not playing, hockey fans still refer to the Gordie Howe Hat trick, in which he scored a goal, had an assist, and got into a fight in the same game. It is highly disputed among Howe fans exactly how many times he actually achieved this Hat Trick.