Sports

Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dies At Age 88

Getty Images

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe died at the age of 88 Friday morning in Ohio.

The Red Wings confirmed Howe’s death Friday morning. CBS Detroit notes his health had rapidly deteriorated since suffering a stroke in October 2015.

When he retired, the 23-time All Star finished with 2,421 games played, 1,071 goals, 1,518 assists, and 2,589 points, all NHL records, though Wayne Gretzky would eventually break his records for goals, assists and points.

He is widely recognized as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.

Follow Datoc on Twitter and Facebook