On Nov. 27, 1960, Gordie Howe scored his 1,000th point. Better known as “Mr. Hockey,” Howe made his professional debut with the Detroit Red Wings in 1946 at the age of 18. In 1997, Howe played in his final professional hockey game. His one-game contract with the Detroit Vipers meant that Howe’s professional career spanned six decades.
Michigan History magazine
“He just kept going and going and …”, article by Larry Schwartz, ESPN Sport Century.