The Hockey Hall of Fame celebrates the life and career of Gordie Howe with the unveiling of a larger than life permanent statue of the Canadian hockey legend in Toronto.
Measuring over 2.4 metres in height, the statue is prominently located at the entrance of the Hall in the heart of downtown Toronto at the corner of Yonge and Front Streets. Howe’s sons, Mark and Marty were on hand for the unveiling of the statue Friday.
Dubbed Mr. Hockey, Howe played 26 seasons in the NHL, and another six in World Hockey Association (WHA). He retired from the game at the age of 52 with 801 career goals, 1,850 career points and four Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings.
Howe died June 10, 2016. He was 88.
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