This is so sad. The hockey community lost a superstar today, June 10, as Gordie Howe, AKA ‘Mr. Hockey’, died at his son’s home in Toledo, OH, at the age of 88. Get all of the details right here.
Gordon “Gordie” Howe, a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, has died. The Detroit Red Wings star passed away at the age of 88, according to reports. He retired at 52 years old after an astounding twenty-six seasons in the National Hockey League, and sports fans around the world are mourning the loss of the legend. Read on for more about the ice hockey icon.
What a loss! Gordie Howe, also known as Mr. Hockey, passed away this morning in Ohio, the Detroit Red Wings have confirmed. “Thoughts and prayers to the Howe family as Gordie Howe passes away at the age of 88. #9RIP,” the team tweeted today. Reports say that he suffered from a stroke in Oct. 2014, though his family said the hockey star had recovered well from it. He later went through stem cell treatment in Mexico, and his family reportedly saw a significant improvement in his health. He felt well enough in Feb. 2015 to attend a dinner in his honor in his hometown of Sasktoon, Saskatchewan, and celebrated his 88th birthday in March 2016 with a sold-out crowd at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit during a Red Wings game.
Gordie was a 23-time All-Star in the National Hockey League, and broke records playing for 26 seasons, plus 6 in the World Hockey League. He played 1,767 NHL games during his career and the Hockey Hall of Famer will be sorely missed in the community.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 10, 2016
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