06/14/2016 04:53 EDT | Updated 06/15/2017 01:12 EDT

Family of hockey legend Gordie Howe holds public visitation at Joe Louis Arena

DETROIT — Hockey fans will have a chance to pay their last respects to NHL legend Gordie Howe today.

The Hall of Famer died Friday at age 88.

Howe's visitation runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — in a nod to his No. 9 jersey — at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.

His family plans to greet the public in the arena, where he will lie in repose.

Howe's funeral is set for Wednesday. It will also be open to the public.

Howe was a star forward for the Detroit Red Wings during much of his career, which started in 1946 and ended in 1980.

Born in Floral, Sask., Howe set NHL marks with 801 goals and 1,850 points. 

His records were eventually eclipsed by Wayne Gretzky, who called Howe the greatest hockey player ever.

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