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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. Jaromir Jagr 1517
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. Stan Mikita* 1394
36. Doug Mohns 1390
37. Larry Robinson* 1384
38. Trevor Linden 1382
39. Dean Prentice 1378
  Vincent Damphousse 1378
  Joe Sakic* 1378
42. Teppo Numminen 1372
43. Jeremy Roenick 1363
44. Shane Doan 1361
45. Jarome Iginla 1359
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. Guy Carbonneau 1318
53. Alex Kovalev 1316
  Red Kelly* 1316
55. Bobby Holik 1314
56. Dave Keon* 1296
  Patrick Marleau 1296
58. Pierre Turgeon 1294
59. Darryl Sydor 1291
60. Mathieu Schneider 1289
61. Sergei Gonchar 1287
62. Ken Daneyko 1283
63. Phil Esposito* 1282
64. Jean Ratelle* 1281
65. James Patrick 1280
66. Bryan Trottier* 1279
67. Martin Gelinas 1273
68. Ryan Smyth 1270
  Rob Blake* 1270
70. Brett Hull* 1269
71. Martin Brodeur 1266
72. Scott Niedermayer* 1263
  Bill Guerin 1263
74. Radek Dvorak 1260
75. Ray Ferraro 1258
76. Joe Nieuwendyk* 1257
77. Brian Rolston 1256
  Craig Ludwig 1256
  Henri Richard* 1256
80. Kevin Lowe 1254
81. Joe Thornton 1252
82. Jari Kurri* 1251
83. Sergei Fedorov 1248
  Bill Gadsby* 1248
85. Daniel Alfredsson 1246
86. Jason Arnott 1244
  Allan Stanley* 1244
88. Doug Weight 1238
89. Steve Thomas 1235
90. Dino Ciccarelli* 1232
91. Ed Westfall 1226
92. Gary Roberts 1224
  Sean O'Donnell 1224
94. Brad McCrimmon 1222
95. Eric Nesterenko 1219
96. Olli Jokinen 1216
97. Claude Lemieux 1215
98. Dainius Zubrus 1209
99. Marcel Pronovost* 1206
100. Brian Leetch* 1205
101. Keith Tkachuk 1201
102. Owen Nolan 1200
103. Denis Savard* 1196
104. Dave Babych 1195
  Todd Marchant 1195
106. John MacLean 1194
107. Patrik Elias 1193
108. Gilbert Perreault* 1191
  Marc Bergevin 1191
110. Dale Hawerchuk* 1188
  Brian Bellows 1188
  Kevin Dineen 1188
113. George Armstrong* 1187
114. Matt Cullen 1182
  Vyacheslav Kozlov 1182
  Kelly Buchberger 1182
117. Frank Mahovlich* 1181
  Scott Young 1181
119. Bob Carpenter 1178
120. Chris Phillips 1177
121. Don Marshall 1176
122. Tony Amonte 1174
123. Sylvain Cote 1171
124. Chris Pronger 1167
125. Zdeno Chara 1162
126. Mike Keane 1161
127. Bob Gainey* 1160
128. Todd Bertuzzi 1159
129. Kevin Hatcher 1157
  Kris Draper 1157
  Eric Weinrich 1157
132. Shayne Corson 1156
133. Adam Foote 1154
134. Rob Niedermayer 1153
135. Adam Graves 1152
136. Leo Boivin* 1150
137. Garry Galley 1149
138. Borje Salming* 1148
139. Gary Suter 1145
140. Rick Tocchet 1144
  Bobby Clarke* 1144
142. Eric Desjardins 1143
143. Vincent Lecavalier 1142
144. Marian Hossa 1138
145. Cliff Ronning 1137
146. Stu Barnes 1136
147. Bryan McCabe 1135
148. Dave Ellett 1129
  Glenn Anderson* 1129
150. Bob Nevin 1128
  Ed Jovanovski 1128
  Jamie Macoun 1128
153. Murray Oliver 1127
  Bernie Nicholls 1127
155. Guy Lafleur* 1126
156. Jean Beliveau* 1125
157. Saku Koivu 1124
158. Markus Naslund 1117
159. Don Sweeney 1115
160. Steve Duchesne 1113
  Doug Harvey* 1113
  Brad Park* 1113
163. Lanny McDonald* 1111
  Dave Taylor 1111
  Brent Sutter 1111
166. Andrew Brunette 1110
167. Jamie Langenbrunner 1109
  Calle Johansson 1109
169. Adrian Aucoin 1108
  Vinny Prospal 1108
  Hal Gill 1108
172. Derek Morris 1107
  Butch Goring 1107
174. Martin St. Louis 1106
175. Garry Unger 1105
176. Geoff Sanderson 1104
177. Dave Manson 1103
178. Pit Martin 1101
179. Neal Broten 1099
  Mike Ricci 1099
181. Jay Wells 1098
182. Gordie Roberts 1097
  Tom Fitzgerald 1097
184. Darryl Sittler* 1096
185. Ron Sutter 1093
  Craig MacTavish 1093
187. Kimmo Timonen 1092
  Chris Gratton 1092
189. Daymond Langkow 1090
190. Michel Goulet* 1089
191. Carol Vadnais 1087
192. Brad Marsh 1086
193. Alexei Zhitnik 1085
194. Dave Lowry 1084
  Theoren Fleury 1084
196. Ian Laperriere 1083
197. Peter Bondra 1081
198. Ulf Samuelsson 1080
199. Bob Pulford* 1079
200. Bobby Smith 1077
201. Kirk Maltby 1072
202. Doug Bodger 1071
  Murray Craven 1071
204. Craig Ramsay 1070
  Mike Ramsey 1070
206. Andy Bathgate* 1069
207. Mike Knuble 1068
  Ted Lindsay* 1068
  Sergei Zubov 1068
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. Greg Adams 1056
  Lyle Odelein 1056
  Henrik Sedin 1056
  Jean-Guy Talbot 1056
  Bryan Smolinski 1056
223. Robyn Regehr 1055
  Randy Carlyle 1055
225. Craig Berube 1054
  Stephane Richer 1054
227. Ivan Boldirev 1052
228. Miroslav Satan 1050
229. Mike Sillinger 1049
230. Geoff Courtnall 1048
231. Eddie Shack 1047
232. Derian Hatcher 1045
233. Rob Ramage 1044
234. Matt Cooke 1043
235. Brad May 1041
236. Serge Savard* 1040
237. Bret Hedican 1039
238. Stephane Quintal 1037
239. Scott Hannan 1034
  Ron Ellis 1034
241. Curtis Leschyshyn 1033
  Harold Snepsts 1033
243. Ralph Backstrom 1032
244. Ed Olczyk 1031
245. Dick Duff* 1030
246. Patrick Roy* 1029
  Russ Courtnall 1029
248. Petr Svoboda 1028
  John Tonelli 1028
  Gaetan Duchesne 1028
  Grant Ledyard 1028

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
  Rosaire Paiement 455
  Ken Block 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. 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
  Jim Turkiewicz 392
  Danny Lawson 392
48. Rich Preston 388
49. Barry Long 387
50. John Schella 385