Gordie Howe： 33 Professional Hockey Seasons
Gordie Howe is known simply as “Mr. Hockey，” and it's easy to see why. He played his first professional game in 1946， at age 18， for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. He played his last game at age 69——albeit under a one-game contract——for the International Hockey League's Detroit Vipers in 1997. But Howe's career was not notable just for its longevity. He was among the top five scorers in the NHL for 20 consecutive seasons， was selected for the NHL All-Star first team 12 times and was the league MVP six times. Mr. Hockey indeed.
戈尔迪的职业生涯可以用漫长来形容。他第1次参加职业冰球联赛是在1946年，当时18岁的戈尔迪加入了底特律红翼队。而到 1997年，69岁的戈尔迪参加了最后一场比赛。不过戈尔迪的职业生涯决不仅仅是冗长乏味的，他曾经12次入选美国职业冰球联赛全明星阵容，并且6次获得 “最有价值球员”称号，在连续20个赛季中位列联盟得分榜前5名，是名副其实的“冰球先生”。