The Detroit Red Wings confirmed Friday that legend, “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe has died at the age of 88.
The Canadian-born hockey star spent 26 seasons in the National Hockey League and six seasons with the World Hockey League. Howe spent his first NHL seasons with the Red Wings.
Howe garnered the NHL All-Star recognition 23 times and held records until the 1990s, when the “Great One” Wayne Gretzky broke some of them. At the time of his death, Howe still held the record for most games and seasons played.
The hockey hall of famer won four Stanley Cups while with Detroit and is the only player who played in the NHL for five decades.