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Gordie Howe Obituary

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Gordie Howe (Denis Brodeur / Contributor / Getty Images)
Gordie Howe (Denis Brodeur / Contributor / Getty Images)
Gordie Howe, the Detroit Red Wings great known as “Mr. Hockey,” died June 10, 2016, according to a statement from the team. He was 88.

A statement from the Howe family says that Howe, one of the sport’s most respected and beloved players, had "a significant stroke" about a year and a half ago while staying at his daughter’s home in Lubbock, Texas. He was living in Toledo, Ohio, at the time of his death.

Howe played 26 seasons in the NHL, all but one of them with the Red Wings.

“He wanted to eat, sleep, look like and play hockey like Gordie Howe,” Scotty Bowman, senior adviser of operations for the Stanley Cup championship-winning Chicago Blackhawks, said on Howe’s website, gordiehowe.com. “I pick Gordie as my No. 1 all-time player. He played the longest. He was the toughest player of his era. He was the best offensive player and defensively he was used in all situations. He could play center, right wing, and defense. He could shoot right, and he could shoot left. If you could make a mold for a hockey player, it would be him. I never thought there was another player close to him.”

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Howe, who was born March 31, 1928, in Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada, was a 23-time NHL All-Star, who held many records until Wayne Gretzky broke most of them in the 1990s.

Howe continues to hold NHL records for the most games and seasons played.

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