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Mr. Hockey

Mr. Hockey tells the story of Gordie Howe's life, going back to his Depression-era roots and into his Hall of Fame career in the NHL. Howe died in June 2016.

Gordie Howe

The NHL may never see anyone like Gordie Howe again. Known as Mr. Hockey, he led the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cups and is the only player to have competed in the league in five different decades.

Going back to Howe's Depression-era roots and following him through his Hall of Fame career, his enduring marriage to his wife, Colleen, his extraordinary relationship with his children, and into the present, Mr. Hockey is the definitive account of the game's most celebrated legacy, as told by the man himself for the first time. (From Viking)

From the book

I was lucky enough to find hockey when I was six years old. It's been eighty years since then, and I still love the game just as much as I ever did. I don't have to scratch very far beneath the surface to find the shy kid who was raised in Saskatoon in the Dust Bowl years. Looking back at where I've been still makes me shake my head in disbelief. I couldn't have been any more fortunate. I wish everyone my kind of luck. One How do I even begin to tell the story of my whole life? Like so many folks, I've been a father, a son, a friend, and a husband. I've done things I'm proud of and some I wish I could take back. And, of course, there's hockey. For the Howe family there's always hockey.


From Mr. Hockey by Gordie Howe ©2015. Published by Penguin Canada.

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