Michael Shanks is back on the small screen next month with Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, an original movie on Hallmark Channel. The network has released a new teaser spot, behind-the-scenes video, and posters!
As a native Canadian and amateur hockey player, Shanks (Stargate‘s Daniel Jackson) describes the project as a “dream role” for him. He was the first choice for the title role in the film directed by Stargate‘s Andy Mikita.
The story focuses on the later career of an aging Gordie Howe, who put his hard-earned reputation on the line to return to professional hockey at the age of 45, in order to play alongside his two sons.
Mr. Hockey will air Saturday, May 4 at 9/8c, and then be released on DVD a few days later. It will be a Wal-Mart exclusive starting May 7 and then expand elsewhere on July 9, according to DTV USA.