DETROIT, Mich. — Arguably the greatest Red Wing of all time, Gordie Howe has lost some function on one side of his body after suffering a stroke Sunday in Texas.
The 86-year old known around the world as Mr. Hockey is resting at his daugter’s home in Lubbock, Texas. His son, Dr. Murray Howe, told the Detroit News that the NHL hall-of-famer “suffered a pretty bad stroke.”
Howe is considered one of the greatest to ever play the game of hockey. He spent 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, winning four Stanley Cups.
Howe won six Hart Memorial trophies as the NHL’s MVP and six Art Ross trophies as the league’s leading scorer. He scored 801 goals in the NHL, trailing only Wayne Gretzky in the category. His 1,850 points rank third all-time in the NHL.