Mr. Hockey turns 80
Happy Birthday Gordie!
Howe is considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
Howe led Detroit to four Stanley Cup championships and to first place in regular season play for seven consecutive years (1948–49 to 1955–56), a feat never equaled in NHL history.
Howe made his NHL debut on October 16, 1946, playing right wing for the Detroit Red Wings, scoring in his first game at the age of 18.
The term "Gordie Howe hat trick" consists of a goal, an assist, and a fight.
Howe retired in 1971 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame the following year.