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Gordie Howe
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Gordie Howe

Age: 51

Mr. Hockey concluded his 32nd, and final, pro season by playing 80 games for the Hartford Whalers in 1979-80, scoring a very respectable 15 goals with 26 assists and posting a plus-9 rating while earning his 23rd All-Star Game nod. The seemingly indestructible Hall of Famer returned to the ice for a shift with the IHL's Detroit Vipers (right inset) in 1997 -- at the amazing age of 69.

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