There are many who think Gordie Howe is the greatest ever player in the history of NHL. Well, there are enough reasons too. Gordie Howe is the only player who took part in NHL in five different decades with all-time highest 1767 appearances in NHL seasons. His 26 seasons in NHL is itself a record for playing most number of seasons in NHL. Gordie Howe still holds the record of all-time highest career points with 1850 points in his career. He assisted all-time record 1049 goals in his career. When it comes to highest career goals, Howe’s 801 goals come just after Wayne Gretzky’s 894 in the all time scoring list.
Known as Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe was well-known for his goal scoring spree as well as strong physicality on the rink. In his long career, the Canadian born player won Hart Trophy for six times as the most valuable player of the season and six Art Ross Trophies for scoring highest goals in a season. He represented Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers in NHL as well as Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in NHA. In 2008, Gordie Howe was honored with NHL Lifetime Achievement Award.
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