1971 : Gordie Howe Plays Last Game for Red Wings

April 4, 2023 all-day

Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, Chex Trading Card courtesy of Wikipedia
On April 4, 1971, one of professional hockey’s most prolific scorers, Gordie Howe, played his last game for the Detroit Red Wings.

Howe was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, in 1928. He joined the Red Wings in 1946, playing with the team until 1971. During those years, he won six National Hockey League scoring titles and was named most valuable player six times. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

Howe will also have the new Detroit International Crossing named after him when the project is completed.

Source: Michigan History magazine

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