Gordie Howe

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Gordie Howe
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1972
Gordie Howe Chex card.jpg
Born March 31, 1928(1928-03-31)
Floral, SK, CAN
Died June 10, 2016(2016-06-10) (aged 88)
Toldeo, OH, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Both
Played for USHL:
Omaha Knights
Detroit Red Wings
 Hartford Whalers
Houston Aeros
New England Whalers
Detroit Vipers
Playing career 1946–1971

Gordie Howe, OC (March 31, 1928 – June 10, 2016) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League, and the Houston Aeros and the New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association. Howe was often known as Mr. Hockey,[1] and was considered to be one of the best hockey players ever. He was born in Floral, Saskatchewan.

On October 26, 2014, Howe suffered a serious stroke.[2] On December 2, 2014, Howe had another stroke and was taken to a hospital and was placed in ICU. He died on June 10, 2016 at his son's home in Toledo, Ohio from complications of the stroke he suffered a year ago, aged 88.[3][4]

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