What do Brett Favre, and Gordie Howe, have in common?
While that may be true, they’re both two greats who each retired from their respective sports, but eventually came back to play. So what makes Gordie Howe’s story unique?
After twenty-five years in the league, Gordie had racked up a considerable amount of awards and honors.
– 4-time Stanley Cup champion (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955),
– 23-time NHL All-Star,
– First player to score over 1000 goals.
– Brett Favre is the only quarterback in the NFL to defeat all 32 teams in his career.
– Gordie Howe was not a quarterback
Unfortunately after the 1970-71 season a chronic wrist problem forced him to retire.
In 1973 Gordie Howe’s two sons Mark and Marty signed to the Houston Aeros, of the Newly Formed World Hockey Association (WHA). Guess who remembered how to skate, and returned to the ice to play for the Aeros at the ripe age of 44? You guessed it Gordie Howe.
The new film Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story focuses on the 1973 hockey season where Howe returns to the ice to play with his two sons.
Sports Studio created over 150 jerseys for the film. The movie is airing on the Hallmark channel, so make sure you grab your family, some popcorn, and your favorite hockey jersey to watch this one.
Gordie Howe not only made a name for himself on and off the ice, he was big in popular culture as well. If you’ve ever seen the 1986 comedy film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you may remember Ferris’ best friend Cameron Frye. Cameron sports a Red Wings, Howe #9 jersey for most of the film.