1980: NHL All Star Game

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February 5, 1980: In 1980, Joe Louis Arena hosted the 32nd NHL All Star Game. A young man by the name of Wayne Gretzky made his first all star appearance, while hockeytown hero Gordie Howe skated for his 23rd all star appearance. Watch the video below to see the introductions and check out some of the action.

Gordie Howe, 23rd NHL allstar game

Gordie Howe, 1980 NHL Allstar Game in Detroit, Joe Louis Arena. 1979-80 season. Wayne Gretzky's 1st NHL Allstar game.