According to WILX-TV 10, former Red Wings player Gordie Howe has passed away at the age of 88.  He spent 25 years playing for the Detroit hockey team from 1946 until 1971.

He led the league in scoring for several years during his time with the team, ranking in the top ten in the league for 21 consecutive years.

He won the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings four times, and was named the league's most valuable player six times.  He played more than 1700 games in the NHL.

A new international bridge over the Detroit River between Michigan and Canada will be named after him.  The Gordie Howe International Bridge is set to open in 2020.