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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
17. Wayne Gretzky* 1487
18. Rod Brind'Amour 1484
19. Jaromir Jagr 1479
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
  Dean Prentice 1378
  Joe Sakic* 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. Adam Oates* 1337
49. Ray Whitney 1330
50. Shane Doan 1320
51. Guy Carbonneau 1318
52. Jarome Iginla 1317
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. Ryan Smyth 1270
  Rob Blake* 1270
68. Brett Hull* 1269
69. Scott Niedermayer* 1263
  Bill Guerin 1263
71. Radek Dvorak 1260
72. Martin Brodeur 1259
73. Ray Ferraro 1258
74. Joe Nieuwendyk* 1257
75. Henri Richard* 1256
  Craig Ludwig 1256
  Brian Rolston 1256
78. Kevin Lowe 1254
  Patrick Marleau 1254
80. Sergei Gonchar 1253
81. Jari Kurri* 1251
82. Bill Gadsby* 1248
  Sergei Fedorov 1248
84. Daniel Alfredsson 1246
85. Allan Stanley* 1244
  Jason Arnott 1244
87. Doug Weight 1238
88. Steve Thomas 1235
89. Dino Ciccarelli* 1232
90. Ed Westfall 1226
91. Sean O'Donnell 1224
  Gary Roberts 1224
93. Brad McCrimmon 1222
94. Eric Nesterenko 1219
95. Claude Lemieux 1215
96. Joe Thornton 1214
97. Marcel Pronovost* 1206
98. Brian Leetch* 1205
99. Keith Tkachuk 1201
100. Owen Nolan 1200
101. Denis Savard* 1196
102. Todd Marchant 1195
  Dave Babych 1195
104. John MacLean 1194
105. Gilbert Perreault* 1191
  Marc Bergevin 1191
107. Brian Bellows 1188
  Dale Hawerchuk* 1188
  Kevin Dineen 1188
110. George Armstrong* 1187
111. Vyacheslav Kozlov 1182
  Kelly Buchberger 1182
113. Frank Mahovlich* 1181
  Scott Young 1181
115. Bob Carpenter 1178
116. Don Marshall 1176
117. Dainius Zubrus 1175
  Olli Jokinen 1175
119. Tony Amonte 1174
120. Sylvain Cote 1171
121. Chris Pronger 1167
122. Patrik Elias 1161
  Mike Keane 1161
124. Bob Gainey* 1160
125. Todd Bertuzzi 1159
126. Kevin Hatcher 1157
  Eric Weinrich 1157
  Kris Draper 1157
129. Shayne Corson 1156
130. Adam Foote 1154
131. Rob Niedermayer 1153
132. Adam Graves 1152
133. Leo Boivin* 1150
  Matt Cullen 1150
135. Garry Galley 1149
136. Chris Phillips 1148
  Borje Salming* 1148
138. Gary Suter 1145
139. Bobby Clarke* 1144
  Rick Tocchet 1144
141. Eric Desjardins 1143
142. Zdeno Chara 1140
143. Cliff Ronning 1137
144. Stu Barnes 1136
145. Bryan McCabe 1135
146. Glenn Anderson* 1129
  Dave Ellett 1129
148. Bob Nevin 1128
  Ed Jovanovski 1128
  Jamie Macoun 1128
151. Murray Oliver 1127
  Bernie Nicholls 1127
153. Guy Lafleur* 1126
154. Jean Beliveau* 1125
155. Saku Koivu 1124
156. Markus Naslund 1117
157. Don Sweeney 1115
158. Doug Harvey* 1113
  Steve Duchesne 1113
  Brad Park* 1113
161. Lanny McDonald* 1111
  Brent Sutter 1111
  Dave Taylor 1111
164. Andrew Brunette 1110
165. Vincent Lecavalier 1109
  Jamie Langenbrunner 1109
  Calle Johansson 1109
168. Vinny Prospal 1108
  Adrian Aucoin 1108
  Hal Gill 1108
171. Butch Goring 1107
  Derek Morris 1107
173. Garry Unger 1105
174. Geoff Sanderson 1104
175. Dave Manson 1103
176. Pit Martin 1101
177. Neal Broten 1099
  Mike Ricci 1099
179. Jay Wells 1098
180. Tom Fitzgerald 1097
  Gordie Roberts 1097
182. Darryl Sittler* 1096
183. Marian Hossa 1095
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. Peter Bondra 1081
197. Ulf Samuelsson 1080
198. Bob Pulford* 1079
199. Bobby Smith 1077
200. Kirk Maltby 1072
201. Doug Bodger 1071
  Murray Craven 1071
203. Craig Ramsay 1070
  Mike Ramsey 1070
205. Andy Bathgate* 1069
206. Ted Lindsay* 1068
  Mike Knuble 1068
  Sergei Zubov 1068
209. Martin St. Louis 1067
210. Terry Harper 1066
211. Rod Gilbert* 1065
212. Bobby Hull* 1063
213. Joe Mullen* 1062
214. Bob Rouse 1061
215. Mike Grier 1060
  Denis Potvin* 1060
217. Kelly Miller 1057
218. Lyle Odelein 1056
  Bryan Smolinski 1056
  Jean-Guy Talbot 1056
  Greg Adams 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. Brad May 1041
233. Serge Savard* 1040
234. Bret Hedican 1039
235. Stephane Quintal 1037
236. Ron Ellis 1034
237. Harold Snepsts 1033
  Curtis Leschyshyn 1033
239. Ralph Backstrom 1032
240. Ed Olczyk 1031
241. Dick Duff* 1030
242. Russ Courtnall 1029
  Patrick Roy* 1029
244. John Tonelli 1028
  Robyn Regehr 1028
  Grant Ledyard 1028
  Gaetan Duchesne 1028
  Petr Svoboda 1028
249. Wayne Cashman 1027
250. Tomas Holmstrom 1026

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
  Al Hamilton 455
  Ken Block 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. Rusty Patenaude 431
  Brad Selwood 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. Jim Turkiewicz 392
  Frank Hughes 392
  Danny Lawson 392
48. Rich Preston 388
49. Barry Long 387
50. John Schella 385