Ten fun facts about Gordie Howe


Fact 1
Howe is often referred to as "Mr. Hockey".

Fact 2
He is famous for his physical strength, scoring prowess, and career longevity.

Fact 3
He was the NHL Lifetime Achievement Awardee in 2008.


Fact 4
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.


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is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and considered one of the best hockey players of all time.



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