‘Mr. Hockey’ Gordie Howe Dies at 88

By Jim Liao, Epoch Times
June 10, 2016 10:38 am Last Updated: June 10, 2016 10:46 am

Hockey legend Gordie Howe has died, his son, Marty Howe told CNN Sports.

Howe is a hockey hall-of-famer and four-time Stanley Cup championship winner. He is considered one of the best hockey players of all time and carries the epithet “Mr. Hockey.”

Howe played 25 seasons for the Detroit Red Wings from 1946–1971, and is considered a legend in Detroit. During his career, Howe was voted an All Star 23 times. He was a prolific scorer, being a six-time recipient of the Hart Trophies—an accolade given to the NHL’s top scorer. Howe also won six Hart Trophies, an award given to the NHL’s most valuable player.

Perhaps more infamously, Howe was known for being a good fighter. The “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” is a variation of the hat-trick stat in hockey and occurs when a player scores a goal, records an assist, and gets in a fight all in a single name.

The cause of Howe’s death is currently unknown, though the star’s health has been suspect in recent years. Two years ago, Howe underwent stem cell treatment after suffering a serious stroke in October 2014.