When NHL legend Gordie Howe passed away in June of last year, fans remembered his four Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings; the six Hart Trophies he won as the league’s most valuable player; the records he set; the ones that still stand; his 23 times taking the ice as an NHL All-Star. They called him by his nickname, “Mr. Hockey,” joking about the so-called “Gordie Howe Hat Trick.” (a goal, an assist, and a fight…for the record, Howe only scored two in his 32 seasons as a pro player.)
What Howe’s youngest son, Dr. Murray Howe remembered is how his father lived his life and what he learned from his example.
And he’s written it down in a new book, “Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.” (Nine was Gordie Howe’s number and holds special meaning for both family and fans.)
Fox’s Jane Metzler talks with Murray Howe about the book and his father’s legacy. Dr. Howe also discusses the Gordie Howe Initiative his dad launched to fund Alzheimer’s and other brain disease research, and to help athletes and others with severe head injuries.