List of achievements by Gordie Howe

This is a list of career achievements by Gordie Howe in the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association . Gordie Howe held many records on his retirement in 1980.

Records

  • Most NHL regular season games played: 1,767 [1]
  • Most NHL regular season games played with a single team: 1,687 [1]
  • Most NHL and WHA regular season games played: 2,186
  • Most NHL and WHA regular season and playoff games played: 2,421
  • Most NHL seasons played: 26 (tied with Chris Chelios ) [1]
  • Most NHL and WHA seasons played: 32
  • Most NHL regular season goals by a right winger: 801
  • Most NHL regular season points by a right winger: 1,850
  • Most NHL regular season points by a father / his / her combo (with Mark ): 2,592
  • Most consecutive NHL 20-goal seasons: 22 (1949-1971)
  • First player to score over 1000 goals (WHA and NHL, regular season and playoff combined)
  • First player to reach 1,500 games played in NHL history.
  • NHL playoffs in scoring (six times)
  • Oldest player to play in NHL: 52 years, 11 days (no other player HAS played past the age of 48)
  • First in Red Wings
  • Most NHL All-Star Game appearances: 23

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G AT pts PIM GP G AT pts PIM
1945-1946 Omaha Knights USHL 51 22 26 48 53 6 2 1 3 15
1946-1947 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 7 15 22 52 5 0 0 0 18
1947-1948 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 16 28 44 63 10 1 1 2 11
1948-1949 Detroit Red Wings NHL 40 12 25 37 57 11 8 3 11 19
1949-1950 Detroit Red Wings * NHL 70 35 33 68 69 1 0 0 0 7
1950-1951 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 43 43 86 74 6 4 3 7 4
1951-1952 Detroit Red Wings * NHL 70 47 39 86 78 8 2 5 7 2
1952-1953 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 49 46 95 57 6 2 5 7 2
1953-1954 Detroit Red Wings * NHL 70 33 48 81 109 12 4 5 9 31
1954-1955 Detroit Red Wings * NHL 64 29 33 62 68 11 9 11 20 24
1955-1956 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 38 41 79 100 10 3 9 12 8
1956-1957 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 44 45 89 72 5 2 5 7 6
1957-1958 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 33 44 77 40 4 1 1 2 0
1958-1959 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 32 46 78 57
1959-1960 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 28 45 73 46 6 1 5 6 4
1960-1961 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 23 49 72 30 11 4 11 15 10
1961-1962 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 33 44 77 54
1962-1963 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 38 48 86 100 11 7 9 16 22
1963-1964 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 26 47 73 70 14 9 10 19 16
1964-1965 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 29 47 76 104 7 4 2 6 20
1965-1966 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 29 46 75 83 12 4 6 10 12
1966-1967 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 25 40 65 53
1967-1968 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 39 43 82 53
1968-1969 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 44 59 103 58
1969-1970 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 31 40 71 58 4 2 0 2 2
1970-1971 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 23 29 52 38
1973-1974 Houston Eros WHA 70 31 69 100 46 13 3 14 17 34
1974-1975 Houston Eros WHA 75 34 65 99 84 13 8 12 20 20
1975-1976 Houston Eros WHA 78 32 70 102 76 17 4 8 12 31
1976-1977 Houston Eros WHA 62 24 44 68 57 11 5 3 8 11
1977-1978 New England Whalers WHA 76 34 62 96 85 14 5 5 10 15
1978-1979 New England Whalers WHA 58 19 24 43 51 10 3 1 4 4
1979-1980 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 15 26 41 42 3 1 1 2 2
1997-1998 Detroit Vipers IHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1767 801 1049 1850 1685 157 68 92 160 220
WHA totals 419 174 334 508 399 78 28 43 71 115
Minor league totals 52 22 26 48 53 6 2 1 3 15

* Stanley Cup Champion

Bolded means led league

Awards

  • 23-time NHL All-Star [2]
  • 12-time NHL First All-Star Team
  • NHL Second All-Star Team
  • 4-time Stanley Cup champion ( 1950 , 1952 , 1954 , 1955 )
  • 6-time Art Ross Trophy winner ( 1951 , 1952, 1953 , 1954, 1957 , 1963 )
  • 6-time Hart Memorial Trophy – 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958 , 1960 , 1963
  • Lester B. Patrick Award winner ( 1967 )
  • Lionel Conacher Award (1963)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (1972)
  • 2-time Avco World Trophy winner (1974, 1975)
  • Gary L. Davidson Trophy winner (1974)
  • 2-time WHA All-Star.
  • Top 5 in NHL scoring for 20 consecutive seasons [3]
  • Most played games for a single franchise (1,967, Detroit Red Wings)
  • (786 and 1,809, respectively, Detroit)
  • Most NHL games played (1767)
  • Oldest NHL player at time of retirement (52), NHL game, also NHL player
  • (1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s)
  • Upon his retirement in 1980, the last NHL player in the league in both the 1940s & 1950s (the last shared with teammate Bobby Hull )
  • NHL Lifetime Achievement Award winner (2008)
  • His # 9 has been honored or retired by these teams:
    • Detroit Red Wings # 9 (retired; played from 1946-1971)
    • New England / Hartford Whalers / Carolina Hurricanes (retired, played from 1977-1980 while franchise was in Hartford; Hurricanes honored his number but no banner hangs in the PNC Arena , as Howe never played there)
    • Houston Eros (AHL) (Retired, Howe played for the Houston Aeros (WHA) from 1973-1977)
  • In 1998, he was ranked # 3 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players , the highest-ranking right wing on the list.
  • In 2010, he was inducted into the World Hockey Association as a member of “The Howe Family” (including Gordie, Mark , Marty , and Colleen Howe ).

Honors

  • Order of Canada (1971) [4]
  • Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (1975)
  • Canada’s Walk of Fame (2000)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws , University of Saskatchewan (2010)

See also

  • List of career achievements by Wayne Gretzky
  • List of NHL statistical leaders
  • List of NHL players with 1000 points
  • List of NHL players with 500 goals

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Frederick, Shane (2013). The Ultimate Collection of Pro Hockey Records . Capstone Press. pp. 24-25.
  2. Jump up^ “All-Star Game individual records” . USA TODAY . Gannett Co. Inc. 2002-01-31 . Retrieved 2008-05-12 .
  3. Jump up^ MacSkimming, Roy (2003) [1994]. “1”. Gordie: a hockey legend (2nd ed.). Canada: Greystone Books. p. 14. ISBN  1-55054-719-4 .
  4. Jump up^ “37 Canadians Feted, Including Gordie Howe” . Windsor Star . 30 October 1971. p. 2 . Retrieved 9 July 2012 .

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