Reared in the town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Gordie Howe laced his first skates at an early age and signed with Detroit when he was only sixteen. A Red Wing right winger during the next quarter century, Howe survived a severe skull fracture at the beginning of his career before he went on to establish himself as one of hockey's all-time greats and its most prolific scorer ever. Having retired at 43 after setting a bevy of records--among them most seasons, games played, goals, assists, points, and MVP trophies--Howe was lured back onto the ice to play alongside his two teenage sons with the Houston Aeros of the WILL. Howe is a truly remarkable athlete who merits a good deal more than this sort of jobbie. Howe later, brown cow.