Gordie Howe has always been fondly known as Mr. Hockey. After receiving an honorary law degree from the University of Saskatchewan, however, we may have to start referring to him as Dr. Hockey.â†µ
University president Peter MacKinnon lauded Howe's "peerless performance" as a professional hockey player over a span of 33 years and said Howe's philanthropic contributions to the community make him an inspiration for all Canadians.â†µ
"Among a handful of the very best players in the history of the game, Gordie Howe is a role model for those who take raw talent and use hard work and dedication to achieve great success," MacKinnon told the graduates.â†µ
Howe turned 82 earlier this year.