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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. Raymond Bourque* 1612
10. Nicklas Lidstrom 1564
11. Alex Delvecchio* 1549
12. John Bucyk* 1540
13. Brendan Shanahan* 1524
14. Steve Yzerman* 1514
15. Mike Modano* 1499
16. Phil Housley 1495
  Jaromir Jagr 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. Stan Mikita* 1394
36. Doug Mohns 1390
37. Larry Robinson* 1384
38. Trevor Linden 1382
39. Vincent Damphousse 1378
  Joe Sakic* 1378
  Dean Prentice 1378
42. Teppo Numminen 1372
43. Jeremy Roenick 1363
44. Ron Stewart 1353
45. Kirk Muller 1349
46. Marcel Dionne* 1348
47. Mats Sundin* 1346
48. Shane Doan 1338
49. Adam Oates* 1337
50. Jarome Iginla 1333
51. Ray Whitney 1330
52. Guy Carbonneau 1318
53. Red Kelly* 1316
  Alex Kovalev 1316
55. Bobby Holik 1314
56. Dave Keon* 1296
57. Pierre Turgeon 1294
58. Darryl Sydor 1291
59. Mathieu Schneider 1289
60. Ken Daneyko 1283
61. Phil Esposito* 1282
62. Jean Ratelle* 1281
63. James Patrick 1280
64. Bryan Trottier* 1279
65. Martin Gelinas 1273
66. Patrick Marleau 1271
67. Rob Blake* 1270
  Ryan Smyth 1270
69. Brett Hull* 1269
70. Sergei Gonchar 1263
  Bill Guerin 1263
  Scott Niedermayer* 1263
73. Radek Dvorak 1260
74. Martin Brodeur 1259
75. Ray Ferraro 1258
76. Joe Nieuwendyk* 1257
77. Brian Rolston 1256
  Craig Ludwig 1256
  Henri Richard* 1256
80. Kevin Lowe 1254
81. Jari Kurri* 1251
82. Bill Gadsby* 1248
  Sergei Fedorov 1248
84. Daniel Alfredsson 1246
85. Jason Arnott 1244
  Allan Stanley* 1244
87. Doug Weight 1238
88. Steve Thomas 1235
89. Dino Ciccarelli* 1232
90. Joe Thornton 1231
91. Ed Westfall 1226
92. Sean O'Donnell 1224
  Gary Roberts 1224
94. Brad McCrimmon 1222
95. Eric Nesterenko 1219
96. Claude Lemieux 1215
97. Marcel Pronovost* 1206
98. Brian Leetch* 1205
99. Keith Tkachuk 1201
100. Owen Nolan 1200
101. Denis Savard* 1196
102. Dave Babych 1195
  Todd Marchant 1195
104. John MacLean 1194
105. Dainius Zubrus 1191
  Gilbert Perreault* 1191
  Marc Bergevin 1191
108. Olli Jokinen 1190
109. Kevin Dineen 1188
  Brian Bellows 1188
  Dale Hawerchuk* 1188
112. George Armstrong* 1187
113. Vyacheslav Kozlov 1182
  Kelly Buchberger 1182
115. Scott Young 1181
  Frank Mahovlich* 1181
117. Bob Carpenter 1178
118. Patrik Elias 1177
119. Don Marshall 1176
120. Tony Amonte 1174
121. Sylvain Cote 1171
122. Chris Pronger 1167
123. Matt Cullen 1163
124. Mike Keane 1161
125. Bob Gainey* 1160
126. Chris Phillips 1159
  Todd Bertuzzi 1159
128. Kris Draper 1157
  Eric Weinrich 1157
  Kevin Hatcher 1157
131. Shayne Corson 1156
132. Adam Foote 1154
133. Rob Niedermayer 1153
134. Adam Graves 1152
135. Leo Boivin* 1150
136. Garry Galley 1149
137. Borje Salming* 1148
138. Gary Suter 1145
139. Rick Tocchet 1144
  Bobby Clarke* 1144
141. Eric Desjardins 1143
142. Zdeno Chara 1141
143. Cliff Ronning 1137
144. Stu Barnes 1136
145. Bryan McCabe 1135
146. Dave Ellett 1129
  Glenn Anderson* 1129
148. Jamie Macoun 1128
  Bob Nevin 1128
  Ed Jovanovski 1128
151. Murray Oliver 1127
  Bernie Nicholls 1127
153. Guy Lafleur* 1126
154. Jean Beliveau* 1125
155. Saku Koivu 1124
156. Vincent Lecavalier 1120
157. Markus Naslund 1117
158. Don Sweeney 1115
159. Brad Park* 1113
  Doug Harvey* 1113
  Steve Duchesne 1113
162. Marian Hossa 1112
163. Dave Taylor 1111
  Lanny McDonald* 1111
  Brent Sutter 1111
166. Andrew Brunette 1110
167. Jamie Langenbrunner 1109
  Calle Johansson 1109
169. Hal Gill 1108
  Vinny Prospal 1108
  Adrian Aucoin 1108
172. Butch Goring 1107
  Derek Morris 1107
174. Garry Unger 1105
175. Geoff Sanderson 1104
176. Dave Manson 1103
177. Pit Martin 1101
178. Mike Ricci 1099
  Neal Broten 1099
180. Jay Wells 1098
181. Gordie Roberts 1097
  Tom Fitzgerald 1097
183. Darryl Sittler* 1096
184. Ron Sutter 1093
  Craig MacTavish 1093
186. Kimmo Timonen 1092
  Chris Gratton 1092
188. Daymond Langkow 1090
189. Michel Goulet* 1089
190. Carol Vadnais 1087
191. Brad Marsh 1086
192. Alexei Zhitnik 1085
193. Theoren Fleury 1084
  Dave Lowry 1084
195. Ian Laperriere 1083
196. Martin St. Louis 1081
  Peter Bondra 1081
198. Ulf Samuelsson 1080
199. Bob Pulford* 1079
200. Bobby Smith 1077
201. Kirk Maltby 1072
202. Murray Craven 1071
  Doug Bodger 1071
204. Craig Ramsay 1070
  Mike Ramsey 1070
206. Andy Bathgate* 1069
207. Sergei Zubov 1068
  Ted Lindsay* 1068
  Mike Knuble 1068
210. Terry Harper 1066
211. Rod Gilbert* 1065
212. Bobby Hull* 1063
213. Joe Mullen* 1062
214. Bob Rouse 1061
215. Denis Potvin* 1060
  Mike Grier 1060
217. Kelly Miller 1057
218. Greg Adams 1056
  Bryan Smolinski 1056
  Jean-Guy Talbot 1056
  Lyle Odelein 1056
222. Randy Carlyle 1055
223. Stephane Richer 1054
  Craig Berube 1054
225. Ivan Boldirev 1052
226. Miroslav Satan 1050
227. Mike Sillinger 1049
228. Geoff Courtnall 1048
229. Eddie Shack 1047
230. Derian Hatcher 1045
231. Rob Ramage 1044
232. Robyn Regehr 1042
233. Brad May 1041
234. Serge Savard* 1040
235. Bret Hedican 1039
236. Stephane Quintal 1037
237. Ron Ellis 1034
238. Harold Snepsts 1033
  Curtis Leschyshyn 1033
240. Henrik Sedin 1032
  Ralph Backstrom 1032
242. Ed Olczyk 1031
243. Dick Duff* 1030
244. Patrick Roy* 1029
  Russ Courtnall 1029
246. Gaetan Duchesne 1028
  John Tonelli 1028
  Petr Svoboda 1028
  Grant Ledyard 1028
250. Wayne Cashman 1027

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. Don Burgess 446
  Marc Tardif 446
22. Francois Lacombe 440
23. Norm Ferguson 436
24. Bryan Campbell 433
  Tim Sheehy 433
26. Brad Selwood 431
  Rusty Patenaude 431
  Jim Dorey 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. Larry Hale 413
  Rick Morris 413
40. Christian Bordeleau 412
41. Bobby Hull* 411
42. Darryl Maggs 402
43. Mike Rogers 396
44. Rich LeDuc 394
45. Frank Hughes 392
  Danny Lawson 392
  Jim Turkiewicz 392
48. Rich Preston 388
49. Barry Long 387
50. John Schella 385