The Detroit Red Wings say Gordie Howe died today at age 88.
Howe played 32 professional hockey seasons and won the NHL scoring title and MVP award six times each.
He was known as a fierce, physical competitor who could beat you with his elbows or a deciding goal.
The Gordie Howe hat trick - when a player scores a goal, records an assist and gets in a fight in one game - is named after him.
Howe helped the Detroit Red Wings hoist the Stanley Cup four times and was a 21-time all-star.© 2016 The Canadian Press