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Gordie Howe Agency Booking Profile
To millions of fans around the globe, #9 is revered as “Mr. Hockey”. He is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player of all-time, the most durable athlete of all time, an amazing, ambidextrous craftsman who enthralled 3 generations of fans with his unbelievable skills and longevity and baffled writers who struggled with new ways to describe his phenomenal talents. Howe made his NHL debut in 1946 at the age of 18, playing right wing for the Detroit Red Wings. Also known as Mr. Hockey, he quickly established himself as a great goal scorer and a gifted playmaker. Using his great physical strength, he was able to dominate the opposition in a career that spanned five decades. In a feat unsurpassed by any athlete, in any sport, Gordie Howe finished in the top five in scoring for twenty straight seasons. It was said that a Gordie Howe hat trick was a goal, an assist, and a fight. Howe led Detroit to four Stanley Cups and to first place in regular season play for seven consecutive years (1948-9 to 1955-6), a feat never equalled in NHL History. After twenty-five years, a chronic wrist problem forced him to retire. However, a year later he was offered a contract to play with the Houston Aeros of the newly formed World Hockey Association; he underwent an operation to improve his wrist and make a return to hockey possible, and he led his new team to consecutive championships. In 1974, at the age of 46, Howe was selected as the WHA’s most valuable player. When the WHA merged with the NHL in 1979, the 51-year-old Howe signed with the Hartford Whalers for one final season, competing in all 80 games of the schedule. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Hockey’s professional totals, including playoffs, for the NHL and WHA combined, were first. He finished with 2421 games played, 1,071 goals, 1,518 assists, and 2,589 points. Wayne Gretzky has since passed him in goals, assists, and points, but it is unlikely that anyone will surpass Howe’s total professional games played. Please contact SME today to book Keynote Speaker Gordie Howe!
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