Ice Hockey is a winter sport played on ice surfaces. The game is very popular in North America. Ice Hockey is the National Sports of Canada during the winters and is played in many parts of the world.
The game is included in both men’s and women’s winter Olympics. This is a team sport with each team having 6 members including a goalkeeper. The highest governing body for Ice Hockey is International Ice Hockey Federation.
Who is the best ice hockey player?
Ice Hockey is the fastest game played on ice. Though it is a team sport, it is played on a special surface and requires lots of skills individually to Ace the game. With special gears on the body, it becomes very difficult to smoothly move on ice. Still, we have world-class players who have mastered the art.
Gordon Howe was a professional Canadian ice Hockey Player born on March 31, 1928, in Floral, Saskatchewan in Canada. Howe is considered the Greatest Player of All-time with having nicknamed Mr. Hockey.
Gordon started playing professionally on October 16, 1946, for NHL team Detroit Red Wings and was a part of their squad for 25 years. In his career span of 25 years, he was in 23 All-Star games and 12 First All-Star Team.
He has won many awards throughout his career which includes the 4 Stanley Cups and Order of Canada which is the second Highest Merit Honour in Canada. Gordon Howe died on June 10, 2016, at the age of 88 Years. However, the cause of his death is not clear, and many suspect that the cause can be cancer.
Gordon was considered as the complete Hockey Player with the ability to attack, defend and work in a team. The world is yet to find a replacement for such a great Hockey Player.