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NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Games Played

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Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NHL Leaders

Rank Player GP
1. Gordie Howe* 1767
2. Mark Messier* 1756
3. Ron Francis* 1731
4. Mark Recchi 1652
5. Chris Chelios* 1651
6. Dave Andreychuk 1639
7. Scott Stevens* 1635
8. Larry Murphy* 1615
9. Ray Bourque* 1612
10. Nicklas Lidstrom 1564
11. Jaromir Jagr 1550
12. Alex Delvecchio* 1549
13. John Bucyk* 1540
14. Brendan Shanahan* 1524
15. Steve Yzerman* 1514
16. Mike Modano* 1499
17. Phil Housley 1495
18. Wayne Gretzky* 1487
19. Rod Brind'Amour 1484
20. Doug Gilmour* 1474
21. Glen Wesley 1457
22. Teemu Selanne 1451
23. Tim Horton* 1446
24. Mike Gartner* 1432
25. Scott Mellanby 1431
  Luc Robitaille* 1431
27. Pat Verbeek 1424
28. Luke Richardson 1417
29. Al MacInnis* 1416
30. Harry Howell* 1411
31. Norm Ullman* 1410
32. Paul Coffey* 1409
33. Dale Hunter 1407
34. Roman Hamrlik 1395
35. Shane Doan 1394
  Stan Mikita* 1394
37. Jarome Iginla 1392
38. Doug Mohns 1390
39. Larry Robinson* 1384
40. Trevor Linden 1382
41. Vincent Damphousse 1378
  Joe Sakic* 1378
  Dean Prentice 1378
44. Teppo Numminen 1372
45. Jeremy Roenick 1363
46. Ron Stewart 1353
47. Kirk Muller 1349
48. Marcel Dionne* 1348
49. Mats Sundin* 1346
50. Adam Oates* 1337
51. Ray Whitney 1330
52. Patrick Marleau 1329
53. Guy Carbonneau 1318
54. Red Kelly* 1316
  Alex Kovalev 1316
56. Bobby Holik 1314
57. Sergei Gonchar 1301
58. Dave Keon* 1296
59. Pierre Turgeon 1294
60. Darryl Sydor 1291
61. Mathieu Schneider 1289
62. Joe Thornton 1285
63. Ken Daneyko 1283
64. Phil Esposito* 1282
65. Jean Ratelle* 1281
66. James Patrick 1280
67. Bryan Trottier* 1279
68. Martin Gelinas 1273
69. Ryan Smyth 1270
  Rob Blake* 1270
71. Brett Hull* 1269
72. Martin Brodeur 1266
73. Scott Niedermayer* 1263
  Bill Guerin 1263
75. Radek Dvorak 1260
76. Ray Ferraro 1258
77. Joe Nieuwendyk* 1257
78. Henri Richard* 1256
  Craig Ludwig 1256
  Brian Rolston 1256
81. Kevin Lowe 1254
82. Jari Kurri* 1251
83. Bill Gadsby* 1248
  Sergei Fedorov 1248
85. Daniel Alfredsson 1246
86. Jason Arnott 1244
  Allan Stanley* 1244
88. Dainius Zubrus 1243
89. Doug Weight 1238
90. Steve Thomas 1235
91. Dino Ciccarelli* 1232
92. Olli Jokinen 1231
93. Ed Westfall 1226
94. Sean O'Donnell 1224
  Gary Roberts 1224
  Patrik Elias 1224
97. Brad McCrimmon 1222
98. Eric Nesterenko 1219
99. Claude Lemieux 1215
100. Matt Cullen 1212
101. Marcel Pronovost* 1206
102. Brian Leetch* 1205
103. Keith Tkachuk 1201
104. Owen Nolan 1200
105. Denis Savard* 1196
106. Todd Marchant 1195
  Zdeno Chara 1195
  Dave Babych 1195
109. John MacLean 1194
110. Marc Bergevin 1191
  Gilbert Perreault* 1191
112. Kevin Dineen 1188
  Dale Hawerchuk* 1188
  Brian Bellows 1188
115. George Armstrong* 1187
116. Vyacheslav Kozlov 1182
  Kelly Buchberger 1182
118. Scott Young 1181
  Frank Mahovlich* 1181
120. Chris Phillips 1179
121. Bob Carpenter 1178
122. Don Marshall 1176
123. Tony Amonte 1174
124. Marian Hossa 1172
125. Sylvain Cote 1171
126. Chris Pronger 1167
127. Vincent Lecavalier 1163
128. Mike Keane 1161
129. Bob Gainey* 1160
130. Todd Bertuzzi 1159
131. Kevin Hatcher 1157
  Eric Weinrich 1157
  Kris Draper 1157
134. Shayne Corson 1156
135. Adam Foote 1154
136. Rob Niedermayer 1153
137. Adam Graves 1152
138. Leo Boivin* 1150
139. Garry Galley 1149
140. Borje Salming* 1148
141. Gary Suter 1145
142. Bobby Clarke* 1144
  Rick Tocchet 1144
144. Eric Desjardins 1143
145. Cliff Ronning 1137
146. Stu Barnes 1136
147. Bryan McCabe 1135
148. Martin St. Louis 1134
149. Dave Ellett 1129
  Glenn Anderson* 1129
151. Ed Jovanovski 1128
  Jamie Macoun 1128
  Bob Nevin 1128
154. Murray Oliver 1127
  Bernie Nicholls 1127
156. Guy Lafleur* 1126
157. Jean Beliveau* 1125
158. Saku Koivu 1124
159. Markus Naslund 1117
160. Don Sweeney 1115
161. Steve Duchesne 1113
  Brad Park* 1113
  Doug Harvey* 1113
164. Brent Sutter 1111
  Lanny McDonald* 1111
  Dave Taylor 1111
167. Andrew Brunette 1110
168. Calle Johansson 1109
  Jamie Langenbrunner 1109
170. Adrian Aucoin 1108
  Vinny Prospal 1108
  Kimmo Timonen 1108
  Hal Gill 1108
174. Butch Goring 1107
  Derek Morris 1107
176. Garry Unger 1105
177. Geoff Sanderson 1104
178. Dave Manson 1103
179. Pit Martin 1101
180. Mike Ricci 1099
  Neal Broten 1099
182. Jay Wells 1098
183. Tom Fitzgerald 1097
  Gordie Roberts 1097
185. Darryl Sittler* 1096
186. Ron Sutter 1093
  Craig MacTavish 1093
188. Chris Gratton 1092
  Henrik Sedin 1092
190. Daymond Langkow 1090
191. Robyn Regehr 1089
  Michel Goulet* 1089
193. Carol Vadnais 1087
194. Brad Marsh 1086
195. Alexei Zhitnik 1085
196. Dave Lowry 1084
  Theoren Fleury 1084
198. Ian Laperriere 1083
199. Peter Bondra 1081
200. Ulf Samuelsson 1080
201. Bob Pulford* 1079
202. Bobby Smith 1077
203. Kirk Maltby 1072
204. Murray Craven 1071
  Doug Bodger 1071
206. Craig Ramsay 1070
  Mike Ramsey 1070
208. Andy Bathgate* 1069
209. Sergei Zubov 1068
  Mike Knuble 1068
  Ted Lindsay* 1068
212. Terry Harper 1066
213. Rod Gilbert* 1065
214. Bobby Hull* 1063
215. Joe Mullen* 1062
216. Daniel Sedin 1061
  Bob Rouse 1061
218. Denis Potvin* 1060
  Mike Grier 1060
220. Brad Richards 1058
221. Kelly Miller 1057
  David Legwand 1057
223. Bryan Smolinski 1056
  Jean-Guy Talbot 1056
  Lyle Odelein 1056
  Greg Adams 1056
227. Scott Hannan 1055
  Randy Carlyle 1055
229. Stephane Richer 1054
  Craig Berube 1054
231. Ivan Boldirev 1052
232. Miroslav Satan 1050
  Brad Stuart 1050
234. Mike Sillinger 1049
235. Geoff Courtnall 1048
236. Eddie Shack 1047
237. Matt Cooke 1046
238. Derian Hatcher 1045
  Scott Gomez 1045
240. Rob Ramage 1044
241. Brad May 1041
242. Serge Savard* 1040
243. Bret Hedican 1039
244. Stephane Quintal 1037
245. Ron Ellis 1034
246. Curtis Leschyshyn 1033
  Harold Snepsts 1033
248. Ralph Backstrom 1032
249. Ed Olczyk 1031
250. Dick Duff* 1030
  Scott Hartnell 1030

WHA Leaders

Rank Player GP
1. Andre Lacroix 551
2. Ron Plumb 549
3. Paul Shmyr 511
4. Michel Parizeau 509
5. Mike Antonovich 486
6. Rick Ley 478
7. John McKenzie 477
8. Blair MacDonald 476
9. Larry Pleau 468
10. Poul Popiel 467
11. Bobby Guindon 463
12. Larry Lund 459
13. Al Hamilton 455
  Ken Block 455
  Rosaire Paiement 455
16. J.C. Tremblay 454
17. Rene Leclerc 452
  Ted Green 452
19. Marty Howe 449
20. Marc Tardif 446
  Don Burgess 446
22. Francois Lacombe 440
23. Norm Ferguson 436
24. Bryan Campbell 433
  Tim Sheehy 433
26. Jim Dorey 431
  Rusty Patenaude 431
  Brad Selwood 431
29. Reg Thomas 428
30. Mark Howe* 426
31. Gavin Kirk 422
32. Ted Taylor 421
33. John French 420
34. Gordie Howe* 419
35. Kevin Morrison 418
36. Serge Bernier 417
37. Bob Fitchner 414
38. Rick Morris 413
  Larry Hale 413
40. Christian Bordeleau 412
41. Bobby Hull* 411
42. Darryl Maggs 402
43. Mike Rogers 396
44. Rich LeDuc 394
45. Jim Turkiewicz 392
  Danny Lawson 392
  Frank Hughes 392
48. Rich Preston 388
49. Barry Long 387
50. John Schella 385