Gordon Howe was born on 31st of March 1928, in Floral, Saskatchewan in Canada. He was more commonly known as Gordie, and was often referred to as Mr. Hockey.
Gordon Howe is a retired professional Canadian ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also played for the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association (WHA). He is generally regarded to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time and was famous or his scoring prowess, physical strength, and the longevity of his career. Howe is the only player who has competed in the NHL in five different decades. He won six Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player and six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer.
- Stanley Cup champions - 1950, 1952, 1954, and 1955
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy - 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, and 1963
- Hart Memorial Trophy - 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1960, and 1963
- Lester B. Patrick Award - 1967
- Lionel Conacher Award - 1963
- Avco World Trophy - 1974, 1975
Gordie Howe has been married to Collen Joffa since April 15, 1953. They have two sons namely Marty and Mark and were his teammates on the Houston Aeros and the Hartford Whalers. Mark has a long career in NHL playing 16 seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Red Wings. Howe’s wife, Colleen, is one of the founders of the Detroit Junior Red Wings. Their third son, Murray, is a doctor and they have one daughter named Cathleen. His wife had been diagnosed with Pick’s disease which is an incurable neurological disease that causes dementia in the year 2002.