Mr. Hockey died today. Perhaps the greatest player of all time and definitely the inspiration for many generations of superstars, Gordie Howe, 88, passed away on Friday morning.
Reacting to the news, Washington Capitals players took to social media to share their thoughts and wish the best to the family of #9.
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) June 10, 2016
Rest in peace to a true legend. One of the games greatest ambassadors. Thank you for everything. #mr.hockey
— Michael Latta (@Latta17) June 10, 2016
Mr. Hockey, Legends never die. RIP Gordie
— Nate Schmidt (@nateschmidt29) June 10, 2016
Sad day for the hockey family #RipMrHowe
— Michael Richards (@MRichie_10) June 10, 2016
Even former Capitals Brooks Laich and Mike Knuble got in on it.
Today we lost a hockey legend. One of the all-time greatest players, and possibly the sports all-time greatest ambassador, Mr Hockey Gordie Howe has passed away. He forever changed the game in more ways than one can count, you will be deeply missed! #rip
A photo posted by Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) on
My jersey from Det/Tor alumni at Comerica. I got only 1 autograph that day… RIP #9 pic.twitter.com/fh3TxGravh
— Mike Knuble (@MikeKnuble22) June 10, 2016
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