Gordie Howe’s Family Releases Statement Following Stroke


Hockey legend Gordie Howe — who played a remarkable 25 years with the Detroit Red Wings — suffered a severe stroke on Sunday morning at a family home in Lubbock, Texas.

Howe, 86, was staying with his daughter, Cathy, at the time of the stroke. According to the latest reports as of Wednesday afternoon, Howe is in guarded condition with his family at his side.

Mark Howe, son of Gordie and currently the Director of Pro Scouting for the Red Wings, released the following statement on behalf of the Howe family.

"“The Howe family would like to thank friends, family and fans for your overwhelming well-wishes, prayers and support for Gordie. He suffered a significant stroke on Sunday morning while at his daughter’s home in Lubbock, Texas. His condition remains guarded although he is showing some signs of improvement. We acknowledge that there is a long road to recovery ahead, but Dad’s spirits are good and his competitive attitude remains strong.” via The Official Website of the Detroit Red Wings."

Howe, affectionately known as Mr. Hockey, is the Red Wings’ all-time leader in goals, points and games played. He also won four Stanley Cups, six scoring titles and was a six-time winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player.

The Red Wings provided an address (below) for those fans interested in showing their support through letters and cards.

Gordie Howe

c/o Texas Trailer Corral

12207 HWY 87

Lubbock, TX 79423

From all of us here at Pucks of a Feather, we would like to wish Gordie a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordie and the entire Howe family.