Legendary Detroit Red Wings Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee, Gordie Howe, has been honored with the United States Sports Academy’s 2015 Eagle Award for the great contributions he has made to sport as a hockey player. He was, and is, a true icon. This award also recognizes the many things that he has done, not only for hockey, but for sport in general throughout the world.

Gordie Howe and his son, Dr. Murray Howe, are pictured with the award plaque while taking a break from a game of backyard baseball.

Find out more about Gordie Howe and his nomination here

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy visit www.ussa.edu.