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Gordie Howe to get honorary degree

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Will "Mr. Hockey" now have to be called "Dr. Hockey?"

The University of Saskatchewan announced this week that Gordie Howe will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the school's commencement on June 3.

The hockey legend and Hall of Famer was born in Floral, Sask., and grew up in Saskatoon. He won four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in the 1950s and six Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player. He retired the NHL's all-time leader in games played, goals and points; he's still No. 1 in games played and is second in goals and third in points.

The university said it is also recognizing the 82-year-old for his philanthropic work, including his Howe Foundation, which raises money to help youngsters play the game.
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