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Gordie Howe

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)

Born: March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1972 (Full List)


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 2, 2014 2:25 PM

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1946-47 18 DET NHL 58 7 15 22 9 52
1947-48 19 DET NHL 60 16 28 44 18 63
1948-49 20 DET NHL 40 12 25 37 15 57 AS-2
1949-50 21 DET NHL 70 35 33 68 31 69 AS-2
1950-51 22 DET NHL 70 43 43 86 38 74 AS-1,Hart-3,Ross-1
1951-52 23 DET NHL 70 47 39 86 39 78 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1952-53 24 DET NHL 70 49 46 95 42 57 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1953-54 25 DET NHL 70 33 48 81 32 109 AS-1,Hart-4,Ross-1
1954-55 26 DET NHL 64 29 33 62 26 68
1955-56 27 DET NHL 70 38 41 79 33 100 AS-2,Hart-7
1956-57 28 DET NHL 70 44 45 89 37 72 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1957-58 29 DET NHL 64 33 44 77 30 40 AS-1,Hart-1
1958-59 30 DET NHL 70 32 46 78 31 57 AS-2,Hart-2
1959-60 31 DET NHL 70 28 45 73 28 46 AS-1,Hart-1
1960-61 32 DET NHL 64 23 49 72 26 30 AS-2,Hart-3
1961-62 33 DET NHL 70 33 44 77 30 54 AS-2,Hart-4
1962-63 34 DET NHL 70 38 48 86 35 100 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1963-64 35 DET NHL 69 26 47 73 27 70 13 12 1 3 AS-2,Hart-3
1964-65 36 DET NHL 70 29 47 76 29 104 13 12 4 2 AS-2,Hart-3
1965-66 37 DET NHL 70 29 46 75 28 83 22 7 0 3 AS-1,Hart-3
1966-67 38 DET NHL 69 25 40 65 24 53 16 8 1 1 AS-2,Hart-7
1967-68 39 DET NHL 74 39 43 82 34 12 53 29 10 0 4 31 12 0 301 13.0 AS-1,Hart-5
1968-69 40 DET NHL 76 44 59 103 41 45 58 35 9 0 6 42 17 0 283 15.5 AS-1,Hart-5
1969-70 41 DET NHL 76 31 40 71 29 23 58 16 11 4 5 30 10 0 268 11.6 AS-1,Hart-6
1970-71 42 DET NHL 63 23 29 52 21 -2 38 15 7 1 3 22 7 0 195 11.8
1973-74 45 HSA WHA 70 31 69 100 36 46 19 9 3 5 ASW-1,Howe-1
1974-75 46 HSA WHA 75 34 65 99 37 40 84 23 8 3 255 13.3 ASW-1
1975-76 47 HSA WHA 78 32 70 102 37 14 76 19 12 1 4 241 13.3
1976-77 48 HSA WHA 62 24 44 68 25 27 57 18 5 1 3 162 14.8
1977-78 49 NEW WHA 76 34 62 96 36 46 85 18 16 0 163 20.9
1978-79 50 NEW WHA 58 19 24 43 17 9 51 12 7 0 117 16.2
1979-80 51 HAR NHL 80 15 26 41 15 9 42 13 2 0 0 23 3 0 94 16.0
25 yrs DET NHL 1687 786 1023 1809 732 78 1643 159 76 11 27 125 46 0 1047 13.1
4 yrs HSA WHA 285 121 248 369 135 81 263 79 34 8 12 658 13.7
2 yrs NEW WHA 134 53 86 139 53 55 136 30 23 0 280 18.9
1 yr CAR NHL 80 15 26 41 15 9 42 13 2 0 0 23 3 0 94 16.0
Career NHL 1767 801 1049 1850 747 87 1685 172 78 11 27 148 49 0 1141 13.3
Career WHA 419 174 334 508 187 136 399 109 57 8 12 938 15.2

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1946-47 18 DET NHL 58 0.12 0.26 0.38 0.15 0.90 8 21 29 10 -0.1 0.9 0.8
1947-48 19 DET NHL 60 0.27 0.47 0.73 0.30 1.05 20 43 63 23 3.3 1.2 4.4
1948-49 20 DET NHL 40 0.30 0.63 0.93 0.37 1.43 16 42 58 20 3.5 0.7 4.2 AS-2
1949-50 21 DET NHL 70 0.50 0.47 0.97 0.44 0.99 44 47 91 37 8.0 1.2 9.2 AS-2
1950-51 22 DET NHL 70 0.61 0.61 1.23 0.54 1.06 55 63 118 47 10.6 1.5 12.1 AS-1,Hart-3,Ross-1
1951-52 23 DET NHL 70 0.67 0.56 1.23 0.56 1.11 55 50 105 44 11.6 1.5 13.1 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1952-53 24 DET NHL 70 0.70 0.66 1.36 0.60 0.81 65 66 131 53 14.1 1.4 15.5 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1953-54 25 DET NHL 70 0.47 0.69 1.16 0.46 1.56 44 70 114 43 10.2 1.4 11.6 AS-1,Hart-4,Ross-1
1954-55 26 DET NHL 64 0.45 0.52 0.97 0.40 1.06 38 46 84 33 7.3 1.3 8.7
1955-56 27 DET NHL 70 0.54 0.59 1.13 0.48 1.43 50 56 106 43 10.0 1.3 11.3 AS-2,Hart-7
1956-57 28 DET NHL 70 0.63 0.64 1.27 0.53 1.03 55 57 112 46 10.5 1.3 11.8 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1957-58 29 DET NHL 64 0.52 0.69 1.20 0.48 0.63 39 52 91 35 7.9 0.8 8.8 AS-1,Hart-1
1958-59 30 DET NHL 70 0.46 0.66 1.11 0.44 0.81 37 53 90 35 7.5 0.9 8.4 AS-2,Hart-2
1959-60 31 DET NHL 70 0.40 0.64 1.04 0.40 0.66 31 50 81 31 6.4 1.1 7.4 AS-1,Hart-1
1960-61 32 DET NHL 64 0.36 0.77 1.13 0.41 0.47 24 53 77 28 5.8 0.9 6.7 AS-2,Hart-3
1961-62 33 DET NHL 70 0.47 0.63 1.10 0.43 0.77 35 47 82 32 6.8 0.9 7.7 AS-2,Hart-4
1962-63 34 DET NHL 70 0.54 0.69 1.23 0.49 1.43 41 53 94 37 8.4 1.1 9.5 AS-1,Hart-1,Ross-1
1963-64 35 DET NHL 69 0.38 0.68 1.06 0.39 1.01 30 55 85 31 6.6 0.9 7.5 AS-2,Hart-3
1964-65 36 DET NHL 70 0.41 0.67 1.09 0.42 1.49 32 54 86 32 7.0 1.2 8.2 AS-2,Hart-3
1965-66 37 DET NHL 70 0.41 0.66 1.07 0.40 1.19 30 49 79 30 6.0 1.1 7.1 AS-1,Hart-3
1966-67 38 DET NHL 69 0.36 0.58 0.94 0.35 0.77 27 43 70 26 5.0 0.7 5.8 AS-2,Hart-7
1967-68 39 DET NHL 74 0.53 0.58 1.11 0.45 0.72 4.07 42 47 89 36 117 34 83 12 12 8.5 1.1 9.6 AS-1,Hart-5
1968-69 40 DET NHL 76 0.58 0.78 1.36 0.53 0.76 3.72 43 58 101 39 134 35 66 12 45 10.1 2.4 12.5 AS-1,Hart-5
1969-70 41 DET NHL 76 0.41 0.53 0.93 0.38 0.76 3.53 31 41 72 28 105 38 54 10 23 6.5 1.6 8.1 AS-1,Hart-6
1970-71 42 DET NHL 63 0.37 0.46 0.83 0.33 0.60 3.10 21 27 48 19 76 24 65 11 -2 4.0 0.9 4.9
1973-74 45 HSA WHA 70 0.44 0.99 1.43 0.51 0.66 ASW-1,Howe-1
1974-75 46 HSA WHA 75 0.45 0.87 1.32 0.49 1.12 3.40 40 ASW-1
1975-76 47 HSA WHA 78 0.41 0.90 1.31 0.48 0.97 3.09 14
1976-77 48 HSA WHA 62 0.39 0.71 1.10 0.41 0.92 2.61 27
1977-78 49 NEW WHA 76 0.45 0.82 1.26 0.47 1.12 2.14 46
1978-79 50 NEW WHA 58 0.33 0.41 0.74 0.29 0.88 2.02 9
1979-80 51 HAR NHL 80 0.19 0.33 0.51 0.19 0.53 1.18 12 22 34 13 66 11 46 0 9 1.1 1.1 2.1
25 yrs DET NHL 1687 0.47 0.61 1.07 0.43 0.97 3.62 913 1243 2156 837 432 131 268 45 78 185.5 29.5 215.0
4 yrs HSA WHA 285 0.42 0.87 1.29 0.47 0.92 3.06 81
2 yrs NEW WHA 134 0.40 0.64 1.04 0.39 1.01 2.09 55
1 yr CAR NHL 80 0.19 0.33 0.51 0.19 0.53 1.18 12 22 34 13 66 11 46 0 9 1.1 1.1 2.1
Career NHL 1767 0.45 0.59 1.05 0.42 0.95 3.09 925 1265 2190 850 498 142 314 45 87 186.6 30.5 217.1
Career WHA 419 0.42 0.80 1.21 0.45 0.95 2.69 136

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1946-47 18 DET NHL 5 0 0 0 0 18
1947-48 19 DET NHL 10 1 1 2 1 11
1948-49 20 DET NHL 11 8 3 11 6 19
1949-50 21 DET NHL SC 1 0 0 0 0 7
1950-51 22 DET NHL 6 4 3 7 3 4
1951-52 23 DET NHL SC 8 2 5 7 3 2
1952-53 24 DET NHL 6 2 5 7 3 2
1953-54 25 DET NHL SC 12 4 5 9 4 31
1954-55 26 DET NHL SC 11 9 11 20 8 24
1955-56 27 DET NHL 10 3 9 12 4 8
1956-57 28 DET NHL 5 2 5 7 3 6
1957-58 29 DET NHL 4 1 1 2 1 0
1959-60 31 DET NHL 6 1 5 6 2 4
1960-61 32 DET NHL 11 4 11 15 5 10
1962-63 34 DET NHL 11 7 9 16 6 22
1963-64 35 DET NHL 14 9 10 19 8 16
1964-65 36 DET NHL 7 4 2 6 3 20
1965-66 37 DET NHL 12 4 6 10 4 12
1969-70 41 DET NHL 4 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 0
1973-74 45 HSA WHA 13 3 14 17 34 1
1974-75 46 HSA WHA 13 8 12 20 20 1
1975-76 47 HSA WHA 17 4 8 12 1 31
1976-77 48 HSA WHA 11 5 3 8 1 11 0
1977-78 49 NEW WHA 14 5 5 10 0 15 2
1978-79 50 NEW WHA 10 3 1 4 1 4 0
1979-80 51 HAR NHL 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
Career NHL 4 157 68 92 160 64 220 2 1 0 0
Career WHA 78 28 43 71 3 115 4

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1943-44 15 Saskatoon Lions SAHA 5 6 5 11 4
1945-46 17 Omaha Knights USHL 51 22 26 48 53
1974-75 46 Canada Summit-74 7 3 4 7 2
1997-98 69 Detroit Vipers IHL 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season IHL 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season SAHA 5 6 5 11 4
Career 1 Season Summit-74 7 3 4 7 2
Career 1 Season USHL 51 22 26 48 53

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1943-44 15 Saskatoon Lions SAHA 2 0 0 0 6
1943-44 15 Saskatoon Lions M-Cup 2 0 0 0 6
1945-46 17 Omaha Knights USHL 6 2 1 3 15
Career 1 Season M-Cup 2 0 0 0 6
Career 1 Season SAHA 2 0 0 0 6
Career 1 Season USHL 6 2 1 3 15

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 26 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Gordie Howe 15.5 13.1 12.5 12.1 11.8 11.6 11.3 9.6 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.7 8.4 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.7 5.8 4.9 4.4 4.2 2.1 0.8
Teemu Selanne 90.4 14.3 13.7 13.4 13.3 13.0 11.4 10.9 10.0 9.3 8.2 8.0 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.6 3.3 3.2 2.3
Joe Sakic 90.1 15.8 12.8 11.6 10.8 10.8 10.1 9.8 9.3 9.2 8.9 8.1 7.6 7.6 7.5 6.9 6.7 6.1 3.9 3.5 0.8
Jaromir Jagr 89.6 16.0 15.5 14.6 14.1 12.6 12.2 12.0 11.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.3 8.1 8.0 6.1 6.0 4.1 4.0
Brett Hull 87.5 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0 -0.1
Steve Yzerman 86.1 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.1 3.6 3.4 2.1 0.8
Marcel Dionne 84.7 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9 1.0
Bobby Hull 79.6 12.2 12.0 11.8 10.9 10.6 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.2 9.0 8.5 6.5 6.0 4.3 3.6 0.9
Phil Esposito 77.8 18.5 17.0 16.7 15.1 13.2 13.0 11.5 9.4 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 0.4 0.0
Jean Beliveau 77.3 13.0 11.0 10.2 10.0 9.3 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.7 6.8 5.9 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.0 1.1 0.3
Nels Stewart 76.6 11.8 11.2 10.9 10.1 8.2 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 4.9 3.8 3.5 0.8
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Gordie Howe 15.5 13.1 12.5 12.1 11.8 11.6 11.3 9.6 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.7 8.4 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.7 5.8 4.9 4.4 4.2 2.1 0.8
Teemu Selanne 90.4 14.3 13.7 13.4 13.3 13.0 11.4 10.9 10.0 9.3 8.2 8.0 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.6 3.3 3.2 2.3
Joe Sakic 90.1 15.8 12.8 11.6 10.8 10.8 10.1 9.8 9.3 9.2 8.9 8.1 7.6 7.6 7.5 6.9 6.7 6.1 3.9 3.5 0.8
Jaromir Jagr 89.6 16.0 15.5 14.6 14.1 12.6 12.2 12.0 11.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.3 8.1 8.0 6.1 6.0 4.1 4.0
Brett Hull 87.5 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0 -0.1
Steve Yzerman 86.1 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.1 3.6 3.4 2.1 0.8
Marcel Dionne 84.7 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9 1.0
Bobby Hull 79.6 12.2 12.0 11.8 10.9 10.6 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.2 9.0 8.5 6.5 6.0 4.3 3.6 0.9
Phil Esposito 77.8 18.5 17.0 16.7 15.1 13.2 13.0 11.5 9.4 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 0.4 0.0
Jean Beliveau 77.3 13.0 11.0 10.2 10.0 9.3 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.7 6.8 5.9 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.0 1.1 0.3
Nels Stewart 76.6 11.8 11.2 10.9 10.1 8.2 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 4.9 3.8 3.5 0.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 1, 1945: Signed as a free agent by Omaha (USHL), November 1, 1945.

October 8, 1946: Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 8, 1946.

June 5, 1973: Signed as a free agent by Houston (WHA), June 5, 1973.

June, 1977: Signed as a free agent by New England (WHA), June, 1977.

June 9, 1979: Rights retained by Hartford prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.

April 11, 1980: Oldest player (52 years, 10 days) to play in a NHL game, April 11, 1980 (Montreal 4, Hartford 3).

September, 1997: Signed to a one-game contract by Detroit (IHL), September 1997.

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