Gordie Howe suffers “serious stroke”

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – NHL Hall of Famer Gordie Howe suffered a
serious stroke on Sunday.

Howe, 86, is resting at his home in Lubbock, Texas as The Detroit News
reported on Tuesday that he has lost function on one side of his body and is
having difficulty speaking.

The story quotes a doctor from the hospital saying that Howe knows who he is,
and people around him, but had a lot of difficulty getting up and walking and
is mostly confined to his bed.

Known as “Mr. Hockey”, Howe played the bulk of his career with the Detroit Red
Wings where he won four Stanley Cups, six Hart Trophies and six Art Ross

He also spent time with the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers of the World
Hockey Association, and stayed with the Whalers for their first season in the
NHL before calling it quits following the 1979-80 campaign.

When he retired, he owned most records and still holds several including NHL
games played (1,767) and most NHL and WHA games played (2,186) and most NHL
All-Star Game appearances (23).

During his time in the NHL, he scored 801 goals with 1,049 assists, adding 174
goals and 334 assists in the WHA.