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Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings legend

To commemorate the anniversary of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe’s NHL debut, the Howe family is issuing a series of non-fungible tokens featuring artwork of Mr. Hockey.

A six-day auction of The Gentl9man 2021 NFT Art Collection begins today. Firstly, the collection is honoring Howe’s many achievements on and off the ice. Secondly, it’s celebrating his legacy in the game and in pop culture. Most importantly, all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Howe Foundation.

NFTs are collectibe digital and collectible assets that are representing a moment or item. They can be electronically bought, sold or traded via a decentralized marketplace.

Detroit-based artist Zelley is responsible the 10 NFTs. As a result of his collaboration with the Howe Foundation, as well as members of the Howe family, the unqiue artwork was created.

Howe made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on October 16, 1946 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He scored a goal in a 3-3 tie. He played 25 seasons for the team through the 1970-71 season.

Gordie Howe died on June 10, 2016.

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Montreal: The Canadiens play host to the Red Wings on Saturday. They dropped to 0-5 via a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Moreover, ex-Hab Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored on his return to Montreal.

Vancouver: The Chicago Blackhawks are up next for the Red Wings on Sunday. They fell to 0-4-1 on the season thanks to a 4-1 home-ice loss to the Canucks.

Pittsburgh: More misfortune for the Penguins. Forward Jeff Carter and goalie Tristan Jarry have entered COVID-19 protocol. The Penguins will also still be without captain Sidney Crosby as they face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

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