Found August 10, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette, One of the most remarkable records for longevity in sports is Gordie Howe still playing in the NHL at a 51-year-old in 1979-80 with the Hartford Whalers. Mr. Hockey put up 15-26-41 totals while playing in all 80 games. Only four Canadiens had more than 41 points last season: Max Pacioretty (65), Eric Cole (61), David Desharnais (60) and Tomas Plekanec (52). Former Canadien Chris Chelios ranks No. 2 on the NHL’s Golden Oldies list, retiring at age 48…. Sports Illustrated put together a fantastic photo gallery on its website of the All-Time NHL Oldest Players. Check it out by clicking here read on.
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