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Gordie Howe: By the numbers

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Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, who died Friday at the age of 88, has one of the most impressive hockey résumés you will ever see.

He won multiple Stanley Cups, multiple Hart Trophies, multiple Art Ross Trophies and appeared in a record number of NHL All-Star Games. Howe's individual numbers rank among the game's all-time greats.

Here is a by-the-numbers look at the incredible career of "Mr. Hockey."

One of the all-time greats

1: Players only need one goal in a game for a "Gordie Howe Hat Trick." The other pieces: an assist and a fight.

4: The Detroit Red Wings won four Stanley Cups in the 1950s, led by Howe.

6: Howe won six Hart Trophies as NHL MVP. Howe also won six Art Ross Trophies as the NHL's leading point scorer.

18: Howe's age at the time of his NHL debut with the Red Wings in 1946.

23: His record for NHL All-Star Game appearances, set between the 1948-49 and 1969-70 seasons.

45: Howe's age when he made his comeback with the Houston Aeros of the WHA in 1973-74. He had 100 points that season, won the WHA’s MVP Award -- later named for him while he was still an active player -- and led the Aeros to the first of two straight WHA titles.

52: "Mr. Hockey"'s age when he called it quits. At the time of his retirement, Howe ranked first in NHL history in goals, assists and points.

He appeared in NHL games while in his teens, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

545: The most goals in an NHL career was 544 until Howe broke that record with his 545th career goal on Nov. 10, 1963, against the Montreal Canadiens.

801: The only player in NHL history with more goals than Howe's 801 is Wayne Gretzky, who scored 894.

1,000 Howe was the first player in NHL history to score 1,000 points in a career, reaching that mark on November 27, 1960, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1,767: At the time of his retirement, Howe had played in a record 1,767 regular season games in 26 NHL seasons (1946-71, 1979-80). That record still stands today.