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Gordie Howe
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Born March 31, 1928(1928-03-31),
Floral, SK, Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Died June 10, 2016 (aged 88),
Toledo, OH, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right winger
Shoots Ambidextrous
Pro clubs USHL
Omaha Knights
NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Hartford Whalers
WHA
Houston Aeros
New England Whalers
IHL
Detroit Vipers
Playing career 1946–1980

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Gordie Howe (born in Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada on March 31, 1928 – June 10, 2016) was a former professional hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and in the World Hockey Association for the Houston Aeros and the New England Whalers­. Howe was nicknamed Mr. Hockey.

Gordie Howe was second all-time in goals in NHL history with 801, behind only Wayne Gretzky who has 894. Howe was Gretzky's hero growing up.

Mr. Hockey made 21 NHL All-Star teams, 12 times to the First Team. He won the The Art Ross Trophy and the The Hart Trophy six times each. He also won the Stanley Cup 4 times with the Detroit Red Wings.

Howe died on June 10, 2016 at his son Murray's house in Toledo at the age of 88.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A P PIM
1942-43 King George High High-SK
1943-44 Saskatoon Lions SAHA
5
6
5
11
4
2
0
0
0
6
1944-45 Galt Red Wings OHA-Jr.
1945-46 Omaha Knights USHL
51
22
26
48
53
6
2
1
3
15
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL
58
7
15
22
52
5
0
0
0
18
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL
60
16
28
44
63
10
1
1
2
11
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL
40
12
25
37
57
11
8
3
11
19
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
35
33
68
69
1
0
0
0
7
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
43
43
86
74
6
4
3
7
4
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
47
39
86
78
8
2
5
7
2
1952-53 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
49
46
95
57
6
2
5
7
2
1953-54 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
33
48
81
109
12
4
5
9
31
1954-55 Detroit Red Wings NHL
64
29
33
62
68
11
9
11
20
24
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
38
41
79
100
10
3
9
12
8
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
44
45
89
72
5
2
5
7
6
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL
64
33
44
77
40
4
1
1
2
0
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
32
46
78
57
1959-60 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
28
45
73
46
6
1
5
6
4
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings NHL
64
23
49
72
30
11
4
11
15
10
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
33
44
77
54
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
38
48
86
100
11
7
9
16
22
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL
69
26
47
73
70
14
9
10
19
16
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
29
47
76
104
7
4
2
6
20
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL
70
29
46
75
83
12
4
6
10
12
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL
69
25
40
65
53
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL
74
39
43
82
53
+12
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL
76
44
59
103
58
+45
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL
76
31
40
71
58
+23
4
2
0
2
2
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL
63
23
29
52
38
-2
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74 Houston Aeros WHA
70
31
69
100
46
13
3
14
17
34
1974-75 Canada Summit-74
7
3
4
7
2
1974-75 Houston Aeros WHA
75
34
65
99
84
13
8
12
20
20
1975-76 Houston Aeros WHA
78
32
70
102
76
17
4
8
12
31
1976-77 Houston Aeros WHA
62
24
44
68
57
11
5
3
8
11
1977-78 New England Whalers WHA
76
34
62
96
85
14
5
5
10
15
1978-79 New England Whalers WHA
58
19
24
43
51
10
3
1
4
4
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL
80
15
26
41
42
+9
3
1
1
2
2
1980-1997
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL
1
0
0
0
0
NHL Totals
1767
801
1049
1850
1685
157
68
92
160
220


Records and AchievementsEdit

  • Retired as the all time leader in Goals (801), Assists (1,049) and Points (1,850)
  • He was the all time leader in Goals, Assists and Points for almost 25 years until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky in each category.
  • He remains the all time leader for Goals, Assists and Points by a Right Winger.
  • Retired as the all time leader ( including playoffs) in Games Played- 1,925 (1,767 in regular seson, 158 in playoffs) Goals- 869 (801 in regular season, 68 in playoffs), Assists- 1,141 (1,049 in regular season, 92 in playoffs) and Points- 2010 (1,850 in regular season, in 160 playoffs)
  • 1st player in NHL history to score 600, 700 and 800 Goals in his career
  • 1st player in NHL history to reach 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 and 1,000 Assists in his career
  • 1st player in NHL history to reach 1,000, 1,100, 1,200, 1,300, 1,400, 1,500, 1,600, 1,700 and 1,800 Points in his career
  • 1st player in NHL history to reach 2,000 Points (including playoffs)
  • Remains the all time leader in Games Played (1,767)
  • Held the NHL record for most Points in a season- 95 in 1952-53, surpassed by Dickie Moore (96 in 1958-59) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (215 in 1985-86)
  • Held the NHL record for most Assists in a season by a Right Winger- 59 1968-69, surpassed by Ken Hodge (62 in 1970-71) and currently held by Jaromir Jagr (87 in 1995-96)
  • Held the NHL record for most Points in a season by a Right Winger- 103 in 1968-69, surpassed by Ken Hodge (105 in 1970-71) and currently held by Jaromir Jagr (149 in 1995-96)
  • Retired as the Detroit Red Wings all time leader in Games Played (1,687), Goals (786), Assists (1,023) and Points (1,809), Steve Yzerman surpassed him in Assists with 1,063 but he remains the leader in the other categories.
  • Held the Detroit Red Wings record for most Goals in a season- 49 in 1952-53, surpassed by Mickey Redmond (52 in 1972-73) and currently held by Steve Yzerman (65 in 1988-89)
  • Held the Detroit Red Wings record for most Assists in a season- 59 in 1968-69, surpassed by Marcel Dionne (74 in 1974-75) and currently held by Steve Yzerman (90 in 1988-89)
  • Held the Detroit Red Wings record for most Points in a season- 103 in 1968-69, surpassed by Marcel Dionne (121 in 1974-75) and currently held by Steve Yzerman (155 in 1988-89)
  • Won six Hart trophies in his career
  • Won six Art Ross trophies (including 4 in a row) in his career
  • Played 419 games in the WHA scoring 174 Goals, 334 Assists and 508 Points (after reaching the age of 45).
  • Holds the record for most regular season Goals in professional hockey- 975 (801 in the NHL and 174 in the WHA).
  • Held the record for most Goals in professional hockey (including playoffs) - 1071 (869 in the NHL and 202 in the WHA) but was surpassed by a single goal by Wayne Gretzky- 1072 (1016 in NHL and 56 in WHA)
  • 1st player in professional hockey to score 1,000 career Goals
  • Oldest player in NHL history- he retired at the age of 52.
  • Fastest player to score 600 goals- 1274 GP, surpassed by Bobby Hull (1032 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (718 GP).
  • Fastest player to score 700 goals- 1493 GP, surpassed by Phil Esposito (1214 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (886 GP).
  • Fastest player to score 800 goals- 1748 GP, surpassed and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (1116 GP).
  • Fastest player to reach 500 Assists- 868 GP, surpassed by Andy Bathgate (786 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (352 GP).
  • Fastest player to reach 600 Assists- 1012 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (942 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (416 GP)
  • Fastest player to reach 700 Assists- 1167 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (1104 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (478 GP)
  • Fastest player to reach 800 Assists- 1309 GP, surpassed by Stan Mikita (1166 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (527 GP)
  • Fastest player to reach 900 Assists- 1478 GP, surpassed by Stan Mikita (1334 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (584 GP)
  • Fastest player to reach 1,000 Assists- 1634 GP, surpassed and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (645 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 700 Points- 673 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (606 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (317 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 800 Points- 762 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (710 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (352 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 900 Points- 841 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (804 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (385 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,000 Points- 938 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (911 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (424 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,100 Points- 1023 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (1001 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (464 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,200 Points- 1112 GP, surpassed by Jean Beliveau (1104 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (504 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,300 Points- 1209 GP, surpassed by Stan Mikita (1180 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (539 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,400 Points- 1295 GP, surpassed by Phil Esposito (1069 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (580 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,500 Points-  1396 GP, surpassed by Phil Esposito (1166 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (620 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,600 Points- 1482 GP, surpassed by Marcel Dionne (1165 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (667 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,700 Points- 1567 GP, surpassed by Marcel Dionne (1257 GP) and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (711 GP)
  • Fastest player to score 1,800 Points- 1671 GP, surpassed and currently held by Wayne Gretzky (754 GP)
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 200 goals (24 years, 321 days) until he was surpassed by Rick Martin (24 years, 141 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 300 goals (27 years, 311 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (27 years, 13 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 400 goals (30 years, 257 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (29 years, 4 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 500 goals (33 years, 348 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (31 years, 49 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 600 goals (37 years, 241 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (33 years, 82 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 700 goals (40 years, 248 days) until he was surpassed by Phil Esposito (37 years, 247 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 800 goals (51 years, 335 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (33 years, 53 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 300 points (23 years, 299 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (23 years, 46 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 400 points (24 years, 300 days) until he was surpassed by Stan Mikita (24 years, 291 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 500 points (25 years, 320 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Orr (23 years, 357 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 600 points (27 years, 233 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (27 years, 23 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 700 points (28 years, 269 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (28 years, 61 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 800 points (29 years, 322 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (29 years, 298 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 900 points (30 years, 344 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (30 years, 326 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1000 points (32 years, 241 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (31 years, 332 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1100 points (33 years, 296 days) until he was surpassed by Bobby Hull (32 years, 350 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1200 points (34 years, 339 days) until he was surpassed by Stan Mikita (34 years, 233 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1300 points (36 years, 243 days) until he was surpassed by Stan Mikita (36 years, 140 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1400 points (37 years, 290 days) until he was surpassed by Phil Esposito (36 years, 30 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1500 points (38 years, 362 days) until he was surpassed by Phil Esposito (37 years, 246 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1600 points (40 years, 221 days) until he was surpassed by Marcel Dionne (26 years, 277 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1700 points (41 years, 240 days) until he was surpassed by Marcel Dionne (35 years, 67 days).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 1800 points (42 years, 326 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (28 years, 23 days).

See AlsoEdit


Detroit Red Wings captains
Aurie | Lewis | Goodfellow | Young | S. Howe | Abel | Bruneteau | Hollett | Lindsay | Kelly | G. Howe | Delvecchio | Libett | Berenson | Bergman | Harris | Redmond | Johnston | Dionne | Grant | Harper | Polonich | Maloney | Hextall | Woods | McCourt | Thompson | Larson | Gare | Yzerman | Lidström

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