Ten fun facts about Gordie Howe
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Howe is often referred to as "Mr. Hockey".
He is famous for his physical strength, scoring prowess, and career longevity.
He was the NHL Lifetime Achievement Awardee in 2008.
Howe is the only player to have competed in the National Hockey League (NHL) in five different decades (between 1940s and 1980s).Fact 5
He was mildly dyslexic growing up.Fact 6
He was already six feet tall in his mid-teens.Fact 7
His photo and game stats were featured in a third season episode of the Simpson.Fact 8
His nickname “Mr. Hockey" and his wife's nickname, "Mrs. Hockey", are actual registered trademarks.Fact 9
He was an ambidextrous player, one of a few who could shoot either left- or right-handed.Fact 10
In the 1986 comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Bueller’s best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) wears a Howe #9 jersey for most of the film. Go to more people facts ❯
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