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Gordie Taught Them All Howe

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Gordie Howe entered the National Hockey League in 1946 at the age of
eighteen. Entering the NHL at 18 has been common among many young
professional hockey players throughout the decades, but what Howe did in
his career was anything but common. Howe played in over 2,400 games,
scored over 1,000 goals and over 1,500 assists during his career. He was
on four Stanley Cup Champion teams with the Detroit Red Wings.


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Success,Motivation, Inspiration,Goal Setting, Persistence, Careers


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Gordie Howe entered the National Hockey League in 1946 at the age of
eighteen. Entering the NHL at 18 has been common among many young
professional hockey players throughout the decades, but what Howe did in
his career was anything but common. Howe played in over 2,400 games,
scored over 1,000 goals and over 1,500 assists during his career. He was
on four Stanley Cup Champion teams with the Detroit Red Wings.

When Howe was a rookie, the NHL had six teams. When Howe retired for the
first time in 1971, the National Hockey League doubled. Clarence
Campbell, the NHL president in 1971, said, “Gordie, when you entered into
the league, hockey was a Canadian sport. As you exit, you have made it a
North American sport!” . One of Howe’s biggest fans was Wayne Gretzky,
who played from 1979 to 1999. Gretzky is also one of the greatest hockey
players of all time. Howe and Gretzky inspired thousands of players
around the world. Howe was a pioneer with hockey expansion because
professional hockey is now played on other continents, such as Europe.
Howe loved hockey so much that he played over three decades and his
passion for the game flourished around the world.

1. Howe played professional hockey for 32 years

Howe’s hockey   career spanned from 1946 to 1980. Howe did not play for two
seasons after   his first retirement in 1971. For six of the seasons, Howe
played in the   World Hockey Association, another professional hockey
league, which   Wayne Gretzky also played. The WHA ended in 1979.

Many of your careers will last many decades. Will you evoke the same
passion in your career as Howe did? Howe did not have to come back to
play hockey in 1973 at the age of 45, but he did for his love of the
game. Howe defines what it’s like to have passion for one’s career.

2. In the 1979-80 season, Howe, at age 52, played all 80 games and was
leading scorer for most of the season.
For most of you, working many days and weeks in a row may seem tiresome.
Howe played one of the most physically-rigorous sports and played in
every game in his last season at age 52. He retired after the 1979-80
season. Considering that many professional hockey players retire in their
thirties, Howe proved that age is only a number and not a state of mind.
How many of you think that you are too old to do something? Gordie Howe
didn’t make any excuses.

3. Howe was a very versatile player

Howe played positions of   center, right-wing and defense and could shoot
right or left-handed. He   was a physically tough player and was the top
scorer of all time until   Wayne Gretzky broke his record. Howe’s
versatility made him the   player that he was.

Many of you have skills, but are there other skills that you could obtain
on the job or by taking a class that would make you even more valuable
and resourceful in the workforce? Howe epitomized versatility and the
ability to multi-task before the term “multi-tasking” was even coined.

Do you love what you do for a living? You don’t have to be one of the
greatest hockey players of all time to love your career.

Howe greatly influenced Wayne Gretzky, who is also one of the greatest
hockey players of all time. Who are some of the people that you have
greatly influenced? Although it may not be likely that you will greatly
influence Hall of Fame hockey players, you will influence people
nonetheless. You never know if you will greatly influence a great author
who writes a terrific novel, the scientist who cures cancer, or a
teacher, who may go on to inspire other influential people. You never
know whom you will inspire.

				
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