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Mark Howe’s fitting tribute to his father Gordie

2011 Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Hockey legend Gordie Howe and 2011 Hall of Fame inductee Mark Howe converse during a photo opportunity at the Hockey Hall Of Fame on November 14, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruce Bennett

Mark Howe lived in the shadow of his famous father Gordie ... until he turned out to be an excellent professional in his own right. His inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame should make that perfectly clear.

That doesn’t mean Mark didn’t appreciate the hockey legend’s presence in his life and he made that clear in his speech, as he donned Gordie’s iconic Detroit Red Wings number nine jersey. (View his full speech here.)

That was arguably the most memorable moment of the night, but you might want to check out the other three inductees’ speeches. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

Ed Belfour:

Doug Gilmour:

Joe Nieuwendyk: