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Hockey great Gordie Howe dead at 88

The Detroit Redwings posted this tribute via Twitter this morning.
The Detroit Redwings posted this tribute via Twitter this morning.

Gordie Howe, best known for his career with the Detroit Redwings, has died. He was 88.

Howe played 26 seasons with the National Hockey League, starting in 1946, and six in the upstart World Hockey Association.

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An NHL all-star in 23 seasons, Howe held many of the game’s scoring records until they were finally broken by Wayne Gretzky. His records for games and seasons played still stand.

Howe played 26 seasons with the National Hockey League, starting in 1946, and six in the upstart World Hockey Association.

More on Mr. Hockey - the TC Media files

An NHL all-star in 23 seasons, Howe held many of the game’s scoring records until they were finally broken by Wayne Gretzky. His records for games and seasons played still stand.

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