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Canada Gordie Howe

a.k.a. "Mr. Hockey"

#9 Detroit Vipers / IHL - 97/98

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Gordie Howe Facts

Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
-
Highlights
1-time Hockey Hall of Fame 1
1-time NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy) 1
12-time NHL First All-Star Team 12
5-time NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) 5
6-time NHL Most Points (Art Ross Trophy) 6
6-time NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy) 6
9-time NHL Second All-Star Team 9
4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 4
2-time WHA Avco World Trophy 2

Brother: Vic Howe
Sons: Mark Howe & Marty Howe
Grandsons: Travis Howe & Nolan Howe

"Mr. Hockey" was the oldest player to ever play in an NHL game, retiring at age 52. In his 26 NHL seasons, Howe scored 801 goals and 1,049 assists over 1,767 career games. Howe was also a 23x All-Star and won 6 MVPs and 4 Stanley Cups.

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Gordie Howe Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1942-43 King George High CAHS -* -* -* -* -* -* |
Saskatoon Bruins LML -* -* -* -* -* -* |
1943-44 Saskatoon Lions SAHA 5* 6* 5* 11* 4* -* | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 6 -
1944-45 Galt Red Wings OHA-Jr. 1* -* -* 3* -* -* |
1945-46 Omaha Knights USHL Sr. 51* 22* 26* 48* 53* -* | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 15 -
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58* 7* 15* 22* 52* -* | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 18 -
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60* 16* 28* 44* 63* -* | Playoffs 10 1 1 2 11 -
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL 40* 12* 25* 37* 57* -* | Playoffs 11 8 3 11 19 -
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 35* 33* 68* 69* -* | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 7 -
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 43* 43* 86* 74* -* | Playoffs 6 4 3 7 4 -
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 47* 39* 86* 78* -* | Playoffs 8 2 5 7 2 -
1952-53 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 49* 46* 95* 57* -* | Playoffs 6 2 5 7 2 -
1953-54 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 33* 48* 81* 109* -* | Playoffs 12 4 5 9 31 -
1954-55 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64* 29* 33* 62* 68* -* | Playoffs 11 9 11 20 24 -
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 38* 41* 79* 100* -* | Playoffs 10 3 9 12 8 -
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 44* 45* 89* 72* -* | Playoffs 5 2 5 7 6 -
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64* 33* 44* 77* 40* -* | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0 -
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 70* 32* 46* 78* 57* -* |
1959-60 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 70* 28* 45* 73* 46* -* | Playoffs 6 1 5 6 4 -
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 64* 23* 49* 72* 30* -* | Playoffs 11 4 11 15 10 -
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 70* 33* 44* 77* 54* -* |
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 38* 48* 86* 100* -* | Playoffs 11 7 9 16 22 -
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69* 26* 47* 73* 70* -* | Playoffs 14 9 10 19 16 -
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 29* 47* 76* 104* -* | Playoffs 7 4 2 6 20 -
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70* 29* 46* 75* 83* -* | Playoffs 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* | Playoffs 4 2 0 2 2 -
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63* 23* 29* 52* 38* -2* |
1971-73 Did not play * * * * * * |
1973-74 Houston Aeros WHA 70* 31* 69* 100* 46* -* | Playoffs 13 3 14 17 34 -
1974-75 Houston Aeros WHA 75* 34* 65* 99* 84* -* | Playoffs 13 8 12 20 20 -
1975-76 Houston Aeros “A” WHA 78* 32* 70* 102* 76* 14* | Playoffs 17 4 8 12 31 1
1976-77 Houston Aeros “A” WHA 62* 24* 44* 68* 57* 27* | Playoffs 11 5 3 8 11 1
1977-78 New England Whalers WHA 76* 34* 62* 96* 85* 46* | Playoffs 14 5 5 10 15 0
1978-79 New England Whalers WHA 58* 19* 24* 43* 51* 9* | Playoffs 10 3 1 4 4 1
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 80* 15* 26* 41* 42* 9* | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 2 -
1980-97 Did not play * * * * * * |
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 1* 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* |

Gordie Howe Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1943-44 Saskatoon Lions Memorial Cup 2* 0* 0* 0* 6* -* |
1974-75 Canada Summit Summit74 7* 3* 4* 7* 2* -* |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2001-02 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2002-03 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2003-04 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2004-05 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2005-06 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2006-07 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2007-08 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2008-09 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2009-10 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2010-11 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2011-12 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2012-13 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2013-14 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2014-15 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
2015-16 Vancouver Giants WHL Franchise Owner
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Gordie Howe Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CAHS 1 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
IHL 1 1* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
LML 1 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Memorial Cup 1 2* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 6* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 26 1 767* 801* 1 049* 1 850* 1.05* 1 685* 87* | 20 157 68 * 92 * 160 * 1.02 * 220 * - *
OHA-Jr. 1 1* -* -* 3* 3.00* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
SAHA 1 5* 6* 5* 11* 2.20* 4* -* | 1 2 0 * 0 * 0 * 0.00 * 6 * - *
Summit74 1 7* 3* 4* 7* 1.00* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
USHL Sr. 1 51* 22* 26* 48* 0.94* 53* -* | 1 6 2 * 1 * 3 * 0.50 * 15 * - *
WHA 6 419* 174* 334* 508* 1.21* 399* 96* | 6 78 28 * 43 * 71 * 0.91 * 115 * 3 *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

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Gordie Howe Biography and Trivia

Number 9 retired by Carolina Hurricanes

Number 9 retired by Detroit Red Wings

Number 9 retired by Hartford Whalers

Number 9 retired by Houston Aeros

Cult/Star player for Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Hartford Whalers

Cult/Star player for Houston Aeros

Cult/Star player for King George High

Cult/Star player for Saskatoon Lions

Career transactions
- 1997-09-30 • Signed to a 1-game contract by the Detroit Vipers
- 1979-06-09 • Rights retained by the Hartford Whalers
- 1973-06-05 • Signed by the Houston Aeros
- 1946-10-08 • Signed by the Detroit Red Wings
- 1945-11-01 • Signed by the Omaha Knights

Gordon "Gordie" Howe became the oldest player (52 years, 10 days) to play in a NHL game on April 11, 1980.

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