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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. Jaromir Jagr 1600
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. Doug Gilmour* 1474
21. Glen Wesley 1457
22. Teemu Selanne 1451
23. Jarome Iginla 1447
24. Tim Horton* 1446
25. Shane Doan 1437
26. Mike Gartner* 1432
27. Scott Mellanby 1431
  Luc Robitaille* 1431
29. Pat Verbeek 1424
30. Luke Richardson 1417
31. Al MacInnis* 1416
32. Harry Howell* 1411
33. Norm Ullman* 1410
34. Paul Coffey* 1409
35. Dale Hunter 1407
36. Roman Hamrlik 1395
37. Stan Mikita* 1394
38. Doug Mohns 1390
39. Larry Robinson* 1384
40. Trevor Linden 1382
41. Patrick Marleau 1380
42. Joe Sakic* 1378
  Dean Prentice 1378
  Vincent Damphousse 1378
45. Teppo Numminen 1372
46. Jeremy Roenick 1363
47. Ron Stewart 1353
48. Kirk Muller 1349
49. Marcel Dionne* 1348
50. Mats Sundin* 1346
51. Adam Oates* 1337
52. Joe Thornton 1336
53. Ray Whitney 1330
54. Guy Carbonneau 1318
55. Alex Kovalev 1316
  Red Kelly* 1316
57. Bobby Holik 1314
58. Sergei Gonchar 1301
59. Dave Keon* 1296
60. Pierre Turgeon 1294
61. Darryl Sydor 1291
62. Mathieu Schneider 1289
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. Dainius Zubrus 1264
  Matt Cullen 1264
75. Bill Guerin 1263
  Scott Niedermayer* 1263
77. Radek Dvorak 1260
78. Ray Ferraro 1258
79. Joe Nieuwendyk* 1257
80. Henri Richard* 1256
  Craig Ludwig 1256
  Brian Rolston 1256
83. Kevin Lowe 1254
84. Jari Kurri* 1251
85. Sergei Fedorov* 1248
  Bill Gadsby* 1248
87. Daniel Alfredsson 1246
88. Zdeno Chara 1245
89. Allan Stanley* 1244
  Jason Arnott 1244
91. Doug Weight 1238
92. Patrik Elias 1237
93. Steve Thomas 1235
94. Dino Ciccarelli* 1232
95. Olli Jokinen 1231
96. Ed Westfall 1226
97. Sean O'Donnell 1224
  Gary Roberts 1224
99. Marian Hossa 1223
100. Brad McCrimmon 1222
101. Eric Nesterenko 1219
102. Claude Lemieux 1215
103. Marcel Pronovost* 1206
104. Brian Leetch* 1205
105. Keith Tkachuk 1201
106. Owen Nolan 1200
107. Denis Savard* 1196
108. Dave Babych 1195
  Todd Marchant 1195
110. John MacLean 1194
111. Gilbert Perreault* 1191
  Marc Bergevin 1191
113. Kevin Dineen 1188
  Dale Hawerchuk* 1188
  Brian Bellows 1188
116. George Armstrong* 1187
117. Vincent Lecavalier 1182
  Kelly Buchberger 1182
  Vyacheslav Kozlov 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. Mike Keane 1161
129. Bob Gainey* 1160
130. Todd Bertuzzi 1159
131. Kevin Hatcher 1157
  Kris Draper 1157
  Eric Weinrich 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. Rick Tocchet 1144
  Bobby Clarke* 1144
144. Eric Desjardins 1143
145. Henrik Sedin 1138
146. Cliff Ronning 1137
147. Stu Barnes 1136
148. Bryan McCabe 1135
149. Martin St. Louis 1134
150. Glenn Anderson* 1129
  Dave Ellett 1129
152. Ed Jovanovski 1128
  Jamie Macoun 1128
  Bob Nevin 1128
155. Murray Oliver 1127
  Bernie Nicholls 1127
157. Guy Lafleur* 1126
158. Jean Beliveau* 1125
159. Saku Koivu 1124
160. Markus Naslund 1117
161. Don Sweeney 1115
162. Doug Harvey* 1113
  Brad Park* 1113
  Daniel Sedin 1113
  Steve Duchesne 1113
166. Dave Taylor 1111
  Brent Sutter 1111
  Lanny McDonald* 1111
169. Andrew Brunette 1110
170. Calle Johansson 1109
  Jamie Langenbrunner 1109
172. Kimmo Timonen 1108
  Vinny Prospal 1108
  Hal Gill 1108
  Adrian Aucoin 1108
176. Butch Goring 1107
  David Legwand 1107
  Derek Morris 1107
179. Garry Unger 1105
180. Geoff Sanderson 1104
181. Dave Manson 1103
182. Pit Martin 1101
183. Mike Ricci 1099
  Neal Broten 1099
185. Jay Wells 1098
186. Tom Fitzgerald 1097
  Brad Richards 1097
  Gordie Roberts 1097
189. Darryl Sittler* 1096
190. Ron Sutter 1093
  Craig MacTavish 1093
192. Chris Gratton 1092
193. Daymond Langkow 1090
194. Michel Goulet* 1089
  Robyn Regehr 1089
196. Carol Vadnais 1087
197. Brad Marsh 1086
198. Alexei Zhitnik 1085
199. Dave Lowry 1084
  Theoren Fleury 1084
201. Ian Laperriere 1083
202. Scott Hartnell 1082
203. Peter Bondra 1081
204. Ulf Samuelsson 1080
205. Bob Pulford* 1079
206. Bobby Smith 1077
207. Kirk Maltby 1072
208. Murray Craven 1071
  Doug Bodger 1071
210. Craig Ramsay 1070
  Mike Ramsey 1070
212. Andy Bathgate* 1069
213. Mike Knuble 1068
  Ted Lindsay* 1068
  Sergei Zubov 1068
216. Terry Harper 1066
  Scott Gomez 1066
218. Rod Gilbert* 1065
  Dan Boyle 1065
220. Bobby Hull* 1063
221. Joe Mullen* 1062
222. Bob Rouse 1061
  Alex Tanguay 1061
224. Denis Potvin* 1060
  Mike Grier 1060
226. Kelly Miller 1057
227. Greg Adams 1056
  Lyle Odelein 1056
  Jean-Guy Talbot 1056
  Brad Stuart 1056
  Bryan Smolinski 1056
232. Randy Carlyle 1055
  Scott Hannan 1055
234. Stephane Richer 1054
  Craig Berube 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
245. Serge Savard* 1040
246. Bret Hedican 1039
247. Stephane Quintal 1037
248. Ron Ellis 1034
249. 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. Ken Block 455
  Al Hamilton 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. 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. Jim Turkiewicz 392
  Danny Lawson 392
  Frank Hughes 392
48. Rich Preston 388
49. Barry Long 387
50. John Schella 385