Detroit Red Wings Honor Gordie Howe Prior To Home Opener [VIDEO]

David Hookstead | Contributor

The Detroit Red Wings honored their former player and hockey legend Gordie Howe at their first home opener since his death.

Howe, who is considered one of the greatest players ever,  passed away at the age of 88 in June. (RELATED: Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dies At Age 88)

Prior to the Monday night game the Red Wings paid tribute to Mr. Hockey’s famous number nine jersey in the rafters of Joe Louis Arena as the crowd went nuts holding up signs with his number.

WATCH:

Howe finished his career with the Red Wings as a four time Stanley Cup champion. Mr. Hockey might be gone from the game of hockey but he’ll certainly never be forgotten.

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