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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. Jaromir Jagr 1629
9. Larry Murphy* 1615
10. Ray Bourque* 1612
11. Nicklas Lidstrom* 1564
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. Jarome Iginla 1474
  Doug Gilmour* 1474
22. Shane Doan 1466
23. Glen Wesley 1457
24. Teemu Selanne 1451
25. Tim Horton* 1446
26. Mike Gartner* 1432
27. Scott Mellanby 1431
  Luc Robitaille* 1431
29. Pat Verbeek 1424
30. Luke Richardson 1417
31. Al MacInnis* 1416
32. Patrick Marleau 1411
  Harry Howell* 1411
34. Norm Ullman* 1410
35. Paul Coffey* 1409
36. Dale Hunter 1407
37. Roman Hamrlik 1395
38. Stan Mikita* 1394
39. Doug Mohns 1390
40. Larry Robinson* 1384
41. Trevor Linden 1382
42. Dean Prentice 1378
  Vincent Damphousse 1378
  Joe Sakic* 1378
45. Teppo Numminen 1372
46. Joe Thornton 1367
47. Jeremy Roenick 1363
48. Ron Stewart 1353
49. Kirk Muller 1349
50. Marcel Dionne* 1348
51. Mats Sundin* 1346
52. Adam Oates* 1337
53. Ray Whitney 1330
54. Guy Carbonneau 1318
55. Red Kelly* 1316
  Alex Kovalev 1316
57. Bobby Holik 1314
58. Sergei Gonchar 1301
59. Dave Keon* 1296
60. Pierre Turgeon 1294
  Matt Cullen 1294
62. Dainius Zubrus 1293
63. Darryl Sydor 1291
64. Mathieu Schneider 1289
65. Ken Daneyko 1283
66. Phil Esposito* 1282
67. Jean Ratelle* 1281
68. James Patrick 1280
69. Bryan Trottier* 1279
70. Zdeno Chara 1275
71. Martin Gelinas 1273
72. Ryan Smyth 1270
  Rob Blake* 1270
74. Brett Hull* 1269
75. Martin Brodeur 1266
76. Scott Niedermayer* 1263
  Bill Guerin 1263
78. Radek Dvorak 1260
79. Ray Ferraro 1258
80. Joe Nieuwendyk* 1257
81. Henri Richard* 1256
  Craig Ludwig 1256
  Brian Rolston 1256
84. Kevin Lowe 1254
85. Jari Kurri* 1251
86. Sergei Fedorov* 1248
  Bill Gadsby* 1248
88. Daniel Alfredsson 1246
89. Jason Arnott 1244
  Allan Stanley* 1244
91. Patrik Elias 1240
92. Doug Weight 1238
93. Marian Hossa 1236
94. Steve Thomas 1235
95. Dino Ciccarelli* 1232
96. Olli Jokinen 1231
97. Ed Westfall 1226
98. Gary Roberts 1224
  Sean O'Donnell 1224
100. Brad McCrimmon 1222
101. Eric Nesterenko 1219
102. Claude Lemieux 1215
103. Vincent Lecavalier 1212
104. Marcel Pronovost* 1206
105. Brian Leetch* 1205
106. Keith Tkachuk 1201
107. Owen Nolan 1200
108. Denis Savard* 1196
109. Dave Babych 1195
  Todd Marchant 1195
111. John MacLean 1194
112. Gilbert Perreault* 1191
  Marc Bergevin 1191
114. Brian Bellows 1188
  Kevin Dineen 1188
  Dale Hawerchuk* 1188
117. George Armstrong* 1187
118. Vyacheslav Kozlov 1182
  Kelly Buchberger 1182
120. Scott Young 1181
  Frank Mahovlich* 1181
122. Chris Phillips 1179
123. Bob Carpenter 1178
124. Don Marshall 1176
125. Tony Amonte 1174
126. Sylvain Cote 1171
127. Chris Pronger* 1167
128. Henrik Sedin 1166
129. Mike Keane 1161
130. Bob Gainey* 1160
131. Todd Bertuzzi 1159
132. Kevin Hatcher 1157
  Eric Weinrich 1157
  Kris Draper 1157
135. Shayne Corson 1156
136. Adam Foote 1154
137. Rob Niedermayer 1153
138. Adam Graves 1152
139. Leo Boivin* 1150
140. Garry Galley 1149
141. Borje Salming* 1148
142. Gary Suter 1145
143. Bobby Clarke* 1144
  Rick Tocchet 1144
145. Daniel Sedin 1143
  Eric Desjardins 1143
147. Cliff Ronning 1137
148. Stu Barnes 1136
  David Legwand 1136
150. Bryan McCabe 1135
151. Martin St. Louis 1134
152. Dave Ellett 1129
  Glenn Anderson* 1129
154. Ed Jovanovski 1128
  Jamie Macoun 1128
  Bob Nevin 1128
157. Bernie Nicholls 1127
  Murray Oliver 1127
159. Brad Richards 1126
  Guy Lafleur* 1126
161. Jean Beliveau* 1125
162. Saku Koivu 1124
163. Markus Naslund 1117
164. Don Sweeney 1115
165. Steve Duchesne 1113
  Brad Park* 1113
  Doug Harvey* 1113
168. Dave Taylor 1111
  Lanny McDonald* 1111
  Brent Sutter 1111
171. Andrew Brunette 1110
172. Jamie Langenbrunner 1109
  Calle Johansson 1109
  Scott Hartnell 1109
175. Kimmo Timonen 1108
  Adrian Aucoin 1108
  Hal Gill 1108
  Vinny Prospal 1108
179. Butch Goring 1107
  Derek Morris 1107
181. Garry Unger 1105
182. Geoff Sanderson 1104
183. Dave Manson 1103
184. Pit Martin 1101
185. Mike Ricci 1099
  Neal Broten 1099
187. Jay Wells 1098
188. Gordie Roberts 1097
  Tom Fitzgerald 1097
190. Darryl Sittler* 1096
191. Craig MacTavish 1093
  Dan Boyle 1093
  Ron Sutter 1093
194. Chris Gratton 1092
195. Daymond Langkow 1090
196. Michel Goulet* 1089
  Robyn Regehr 1089
198. Alex Tanguay 1088
199. Carol Vadnais 1087
200. Brad Marsh 1086
201. Alexei Zhitnik 1085
202. Theoren Fleury 1084
  Dave Lowry 1084
204. Ian Laperriere 1083
205. Peter Bondra 1081
206. Ulf Samuelsson 1080
207. Bob Pulford* 1079
  Scott Gomez 1079
209. Bobby Smith 1077
210. Kirk Maltby 1072
211. Murray Craven 1071
  Doug Bodger 1071
213. Mike Ramsey 1070
  Craig Ramsay 1070
215. Andy Bathgate* 1069
216. Sergei Zubov 1068
  Ted Lindsay* 1068
  Mike Knuble 1068
219. Terry Harper 1066
220. Rod Gilbert* 1065
221. Bobby Hull* 1063
222. Joe Mullen* 1062
223. Bob Rouse 1061
224. Denis Potvin* 1060
  Mike Grier 1060
226. Kelly Miller 1057
227. Greg Adams 1056
  Brad Stuart 1056
  Bryan Smolinski 1056
  Jean-Guy Talbot 1056
  Lyle Odelein 1056
232. Scott Hannan 1055
  Randy Carlyle 1055
234. Craig Berube 1054
  Stephane Richer 1054
236. Ivan Boldirev 1052
237. Miroslav Satan 1050
238. Mike Sillinger 1049
239. Geoff Courtnall 1048
240. Eddie Shack 1047
241. Matt Cooke 1046
242. Derian Hatcher 1045
243. Rob Ramage 1044
244. Brad May 1041
  Nick Schultz 1041
246. Serge Savard* 1040
247. Bret Hedican 1039
248. Stephane Quintal 1037
249. Ron Ellis 1034
250. Harold Snepsts 1033
  Curtis Leschyshyn 1033

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. Rosaire Paiement 455
  Ken Block 455
  Al Hamilton 455
16. J.C. Tremblay 454
17. Ted Green 452
  Rene Leclerc 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. 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. Danny Lawson 392
  Frank Hughes 392
  Jim Turkiewicz 392
48. Rich Preston 388
49. Barry Long 387
50. John Schella 385