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Murray Howe

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Murray Albert Howe (born September 15, 1960) is an American author, physician, speaker, and health and wellness advocate. His national bestseller Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father (Penguin Random House), a tribute to his father, hockey great Gordie Howe, debuted October 2017.[1][2][3]

Dr. Howe is the youngest son of Gordie and Colleen Howe, Mr. and Mrs Hockey.[4] He spoke on behalf of the Howe family at the announcement of the naming of the Gordie Howe International Bridge in 2015,[5] and delivered the eulogy for his father in 2016.[6] His brother Mark Howe is a hockey Hall of Famer [7]and Olympic ice hockey silver medalist,[8] and his brother Marty Howe a former pro hockey player and served as assistant coach of the Chicago Wolves and as head coach of the Flint Bulldogs, Utica Bulldogs, Gaylord Grizzlies,[9] and the Detroit roller hockey team the Motor City Mustangs.[10][11] Murray also has a sister Cathy who resides in Lubbock, Texas.[12]

Dr. Howe aspired to play pro hockey like his father, brothers, and uncle Vic Howe. In 1976 he was a member of the U.S. National Champion Detroit Paddock Pools Midget team .[13] He then moved to Toronto, joining the Seneca Nationals Junior B club, playing alongside Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey.[14] [15] He was drafted last in the Ontario Hockey League Major junior A draft (20th round, #228, Windsor Spitfires) the following season. [16]

He subsequently pursued a career in medicine at University of Michigan. He won the Hopwood Award as a freshman,[17] [18] and later that year he was a contributing author to the textbook "Words on Work." [19] In 1982 he entered the University of Michigan Medical School, winning the Roger A. Berg Prize for Outstanding Medical Student in Radiology. During this time he was featured in the Hockey: Here's Howe training video series: Fitness and Coaching. [20]

He then completed his diagnostic radiology training at University of Michigan Medical Center.[21][22] and at Henry Ford hospital in 1991, assisting in the care of athletes from the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions, and Detroit Tigers.

He then joined Toledo Radiological Associates, affiliated with the Promedica Healthcare system.[23] In 1993 he founded a health education program for fifth graders promoting fitness and healthy lifestyle choices known as Tar Wars of Northwest Ohio, which he directed for over a decade.[24]

He was named "Best of Ohio's Young Physicians" in 1996 by the Ohio State Medical Association, [25]. "Physician of the Year" by Northwest Ohio Imaging and Therapy Professionals Society 2013, and among "Toledo's Top Physicians" 2014 by the Toledo City Paper.

He was named Promedica Philanthropy Champion of the year in 2017.[26]

He is currently head of Sports Medicine Imaging for Toledo Radiological Associates and Promedica Health System's Sports Care program, and is an Associate Clinical Professor at The University of Toledo Medical Center.[27]He travels across North America as a keynote speaker[28][29]


Dr. Howe is married to Colleen Howe, who shares the same name as his mother.[30] Together they have four children: Meaghan is a podiatrist,[31] Gordie is pursuing a psychology career,[32] Corey is a bioengineer,[33][34] and Sean is a professional dancer with Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv.[35][36]


1960 births

Hopwood Award Winners

Gordie Howe International Bridge


  1. "Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father by Murray Howe | PenguinRandomHouse.com". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  2. Cain, Carol (October 28, 2017). "'Lessons' form Gordie: Dr. Murray Howe remembers his hockey-playing dad in a new book". Detroit Free Press Business Columnist.
  3. Zwolinski, Mark (November 5, 2017). "Mr. Hockey's lessons a how-to for good living". The Toronto Star.
  4. "The Gordie Howe you don't know". Detroit Red Wings. March 28, 2008. Retrieved June 10, 2016.   
  5. "Gov. Snyder on Gordie Howe International Bridge: 'You couldn't find a better name in the world'". MLive.com. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  6. "Murray Howe delivers Gordie Howe's eulogy - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  7. Berlet, Bruce "Former Whaler Mark Howe Joins Father Gordie in Hockey Hall of Fame" June 28, 2011 Whaler Nation   
  8. Bill Fleischman (February 2, 2008). "Fleischman: Howe is Worthy of the Hall". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved June 26,2011.   
  9. https://www.eliteprospects.com/staff/18897/marty-howe   
  10. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1995/03/03/gordie-howe-67-drafted-by-roller-hockey-team/46c145ea-c63d-47aa-8e01-a34268f1d39a/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.366b73f5eba1   
  11. http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/detroit-motor-city-mustangs-5487.html
  12. Trister, Noah (October 28, 2014). "Hockey great Gordie Howe resting at daughter's home after stroke". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  13. "Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father by Murray Howe | PenguinRandomHouse.com". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05. Page 173
  14. Heeney, Walter (1976). "Another Howe on scene in Metro minor hockey". Toronto Star archives.
  15. Conheim, Maryanne (October 28, 1973). "Murray Howe stays behind". Detroit Free Press.
  16. "Entrydraft.net/ohldraft 1977". Entrydraft.net/ohldraft 1977. Oct 31, 2017.
  17. Waldman, George (August 2, 1981). "Life Beyond Hockey". The Detroit News Magazine.
  18. Howe, Gordie (November 16, 1985). "Gordies Corner". Hartford Whalers Magazine.
  19. Nemiroff, Stanley; et al. Words on Work: An integrated Approach to Language and Work. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  20. "The Toronto Sun". Here's Howe video. September 28, 1987.
  21. Howe, Gross, MA, BH (March-April 1987). "CT evaluation of the equivocal pulmonary nodule". Comput Radiol.: 11, (2): 61-7.
  22. Howe, Buckwalter, Braunstein, MA, KA, EM (1988). "Case Reort 483 Discoid Lateral Meniscus (DLM), medially displaces with complex tear". Skel Radiology: 17, 298.
  23. https://www.hometownlife.com/story/life/2018/04/02/author-murray-howe-set-share-nine-lessons-he-learned-mr-hockey/474323002/   
  24. "Ohio Medicine". Ohio's top doctors. December 1996. Page 4
  25. "Ohio Medicine". Ohio's top doctors. December 1996.
  26. "Donors Recognized at Second Annual Philanthropy Awards" (PDF). www.promedica.org. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  27. "Legacy of love | Michigan Today". michigantoday.umich.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  28. "RECEPTION RAISES 500K FOR SPARTAN ATHLETES". Trinity Western Athletics. 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  29. "Just add ice: hockey legend's son does cool fundraiser at BGSU". Sentinel-Tribune. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  30. "Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father by Murray Howe | PenguinRandomHouse.com". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05. Page 231
  31. https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/meaghan-stoinski-ee757052-da6d-4832-ac7f-e22a0748cfd5-overview   
  32. "About Us •".
  33. https://thestarphoenix.com/sports/hockey/nhl/gordie-howes-grandson-finds-his-saskatoon-roots4   
  34. https://www.crunchbase.com/person/corey-howe#section-overview   
  35. "Batsheva Dance Company: About".
  36. https://www.toledoblade.com/local/education/2013/05/13/Dance-student-named-Presidential-Scholar/stories/20130513087   

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