Gordie Howe

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  • Born in Floral Saskatchewan

    Born in Floral Saskatchewan
    Gordie Howe was born on March 31, 1928, in Floral Saskatchewan Canada.
  • Gordie Howe got first skates when he was 5

    Gordie Howe got first skates when he was 5
    Gordie Howe was five years old when he got his first pair of skates. When he got them, they were way too big. He needed to wear four or five pairs of socks underneath to make them fit.
  • New York Rangers tryout

    New York Rangers tryout
    At fifteen years old Gordie was 6 foot 2 and weighed 200 lbs. He was invited to the New York Rangers tryout, but he did not make it. Gordie did not know how to put on his equipment, so he watched the other players to learn how to do it.
  • Detroit invited him to a tryout

    Detroit invited him to a tryout
    Detroit invited him to a tryout and signed him to a contract, he was 17 years old. Gordie played his first professional season in Omaha Nebraska. (Red wings minor league team)
  • When Gordie Howe joined the Red wings he wore #17

    When Gordie Howe joined the Red wings he wore #17
    1946 was Gordie Howe's first year in the NHL, he fought alot. He was also really shy. Gordie wore number seventeen because number nine, his favourite number was already taken.
  • Gordie Howe crashed into the boards

    Gordie Howe crashed into the boards
    Gordie crashed into the boards without a healmet on. He fractured his skull, suffered a concussion, broke his cheek bone and nose. He played on the "Production line" with Ted Lindsay and Sid Abel. He also won his first Stanley cup.
  • Won his second Stanley Cup

    Won his second Stanley Cup
    Gordie Howe won his second Stanley Cup. 1953 was his best season, he scored 49 goals and a total of 95 points. Gordie won the Hart trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL.
  • Got Married

    Got Married
    Gordie Howe married Colleen Joffa, they had four children Martin, Mark, Cathy and Murray.
  • Won Stanley Cup

    Won Stanley Cup
    Gordie Howe was the leading scorer in the NHL and on the first team of All-Stars. The Red Wings won the Stanley cup again.
  • Scoring title

    Scoring title
    Gordie Howe won the scoring title in the NHL and the Red Wings finished in first place.
  • Hart Trophy

    Hart Trophy
    Gordie Howe won the Hart Trophy(4th MVP award)
  • Hart Trophy for the 6th time

    Hart Trophy for the 6th time
    Gordie scored 38 goals and 86 points, which was top in the league. He also won the Hart Trophy for the 6th time.
  • Lost to the Maple Leafs

    Lost to the Maple Leafs
    Gordie and the Red Wings lost to the Maple Leafs when Bobby Baun scored while playing with a Broken Leg.
  • A new NHL record

    A new NHL record
    Gordie played his 21st season in the NHL, a record at that time.