Red Wings pay tribute to Gordie Howe
DETROIT – The Red Wings, playing their first home game since the death of Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, honored the man known as Mr. Hockey with a video tribute during the first break in the game.
FOX Sports Detroit tweeted the tribute, which can be watched here.
Fans were asked to stand and to hold up No. 9 signs that were given to them following the emotional tribute.
The Red Wings were also will wearing a "9'' on their jerseys, which they will wear all season. "Howe 9" is also painted in red behind each net at Joe Louis Arena. This is the Wings' last season at the Joe before the team takes it's games to the new arena for the 2017-2018 season.
Mr. Hockey passed away in June earlier this year at 88-years old.
Howe won the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings four times, won six Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player, and won six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer during his time with Detroit between 1946 and 1971.
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