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Syd Howe

Position: C/LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-9 (175 cm) ▪ Weight: 165 lbs. (75 kg)

Born: September 28, 1911 in Ottawa, Ontario
Died: May 20, 1976
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1965 (Full List)


Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Oct 23, 2014 5:25 PM

NHL 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
1929-30 18 OTS NHL 12 1 1 2 1 0
1930-31 19 PHQ NHL 44 9 11 20 10 20
1931-32 20 TOR NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1932-33 21 OTS NHL 48 12 12 24 12 17
1933-34 22 OTS NHL 42 13 7 20 11 18
1934-35 23 TOT NHL 50 22 25 47 20 34
1934-35 23 STE NHL 36 14 13 27 12 23
1934-35 23 DET NHL 14 8 12 20 8 11
1935-36 24 DET NHL 48 16 14 30 14 26
1936-37 25 DET NHL 45 17 10 27 13 10
1937-38 26 DET NHL 48 8 19 27 10 14
1938-39 27 DET NHL 48 16 20 36 14 11
1939-40 28 DET NHL 46 14 23 37 15 17
1940-41 29 DET NHL 48 20 24 44 18 8 Hart-4
1941-42 30 DET NHL 48 16 19 35 14 6 Byng-5
1942-43 31 DET NHL 50 20 35 55 22 10 Hart-3
1943-44 32 DET NHL 46 32 28 60 28 6 Byng-3
1944-45 33 DET NHL 46 17 36 53 23 6 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-5
1945-46 34 DET NHL 26 4 7 11 5 9
12 yrs DET NHL 513 188 247 435 183 134
3 yrs OTS NHL 102 26 20 46 23 35
1 yr PHQ NHL 44 9 11 20 10 20
1 yr TOR NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 yr STE NHL 36 14 13 27 12 23
Career NHL 698 237 291 528 229 212

NHL 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
1929-30 18 OTS NHL 12 0.08 0.08 0.17 0.09 0.00 2 3 5 2 -0.3 0.3 -0.1
1930-31 19 PHQ NHL 44 0.20 0.25 0.45 0.23 0.45 18 39 57 20 1.7 -0.2 1.4
1931-32 20 TOR NHL 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
1932-33 21 OTS NHL 48 0.25 0.25 0.50 0.24 0.35 21 29 50 19 2.7 0.5 3.2
1933-34 22 OTS NHL 42 0.31 0.17 0.48 0.25 0.43 22 17 39 17 2.2 0.4 2.6
1934-35 23 TOT NHL 50 0.44 0.50 0.94 0.41 0.68 35 51 86 33 5.5 0.7 6.2
1934-35 23 STE NHL 36 0.39 0.36 0.75 0.34 0.64 22 27 49 19 3.0 0.4 3.4
1934-35 23 DET NHL 14 0.57 0.86 1.43 0.59 0.79 13 24 37 14 2.6 0.3 2.8
1935-36 24 DET NHL 48 0.33 0.29 0.63 0.28 0.54 30 31 61 25 3.9 0.9 4.8
1936-37 25 DET NHL 45 0.38 0.22 0.60 0.30 0.22 28 21 49 21 3.1 1.0 4.1
1937-38 26 DET NHL 48 0.17 0.40 0.56 0.20 0.29 13 36 49 17 1.4 0.7 2.0
1938-39 27 DET NHL 48 0.33 0.42 0.75 0.30 0.23 27 37 64 25 3.3 0.7 4.0
1939-40 28 DET NHL 46 0.30 0.50 0.80 0.32 0.37 23 43 66 24 3.6 0.7 4.3
1940-41 29 DET NHL 48 0.42 0.50 0.92 0.37 0.17 30 40 70 27 4.1 1.1 5.2 Hart-4
1941-42 30 DET NHL 48 0.33 0.40 0.73 0.29 0.13 21 26 47 19 2.0 0.9 2.8 Byng-5
1942-43 31 DET NHL 50 0.40 0.70 1.10 0.45 0.20 22 42 64 23 3.4 1.4 4.8 Hart-3
1943-44 32 DET NHL 46 0.70 0.61 1.30 0.61 0.13 29 29 58 24 4.3 1.0 5.3 Byng-3
1944-45 33 DET NHL 46 0.37 0.78 1.15 0.49 0.13 17 50 67 23 3.7 1.0 4.7 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-5
1945-46 34 DET NHL 26 0.15 0.27 0.42 0.18 0.35 5 12 17 6 0.1 0.5 0.6
12 yrs DET NHL 513 0.37 0.48 0.85 0.36 0.26 258 391 649 247 35.3 10.0 45.3
3 yrs OTS NHL 102 0.25 0.20 0.45 0.23 0.34 45 49 94 38 4.5 1.2 5.7
1 yr PHQ NHL 44 0.20 0.25 0.45 0.23 0.45 18 39 57 20 1.7 -0.2 1.4
1 yr TOR NHL 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
1 yr STE NHL 36 0.39 0.36 0.75 0.34 0.64 22 27 49 19 3.0 0.4 3.4
Career NHL 698 0.34 0.42 0.76 0.33 0.30 343 506 849 325 44.3 11.4 55.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1929-30 18 OTS NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1935-36 24 DET NHL SC 7 3 3 6 3 2
1936-37 25 DET NHL SC 10 2 5 7 3 0
1938-39 27 DET NHL 6 3 1 4 2 4
1939-40 28 DET NHL 5 2 2 4 2 2
1940-41 29 DET NHL 9 1 7 8 2 0
1941-42 30 DET NHL 12 3 5 8 3 0
1942-43 31 DET NHL SC 7 1 2 3 1 0
1943-44 32 DET NHL 5 2 2 4 2 0
1944-45 33 DET NHL 7 0 0 0 0 2
Career NHL 3 70 17 27 44 18 10

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
1928-29 17 Ottawa Rideaus OCHL 15 7 1 8
1929-30 18 Ottawa Rideaus OCHL 11 8 1 9 9
1929-30 18 London Panthers IHL 5 1 0 1 0
1931-32 20 Syracuse Stars IHL 45 9 12 21 44
1945-46 34 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 14 6 11 17 4
1946-47 35 Ottawa Senators QSHL 24 19 21 40 4
1946-47 35 Ottawa Army OCHL 1 2 1 3 0
1948-49 37 Ottawa Army OCHL 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season AHL 14 6 11 17 4
Career 2 Seasons IHL 50 10 12 22 44
Career 4 Seasons OCHL 28 17 3 20 9
Career 1 Season QSHL 24 19 21 40 4

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
1927-28 16 Ottawa Gunners M-Cup 8 9 4 13 8
1945-46 34 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 5 2 0 2 0
1946-47 35 Ottawa Senators QSHL 11 2 1 3 0
Career 1 Season AHL 5 2 0 2 0
Career 1 Season M-Cup 8 9 4 13 8
Career 1 Season QSHL 11 2 1 3 0

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 17 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
Syd Howe 6.2 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.0 1.4 0.6 -0.1 -0.1
Andrew Brunette 92.8 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7
Butch Goring 92.0 7.8 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.3 3.7 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.4
Geoff Courtnall 91.4 7.9 7.2 6.9 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.0 4.3 3.8 3.5 2.4 1.8 1.2 1.1 0.6 -0.1
Cory Stillman 91.0 9.7 7.5 6.9 6.8 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.1 5.1 4.0 3.7 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.5 -0.1
Saku Koivu 90.7 7.4 6.9 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.6 2.2 0.1
Bobby Smith 90.0 8.7 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.1 4.7 3.3 2.9 2.1 1.4 0.0
John MacLean 90.0 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.1 6.2 6.1 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.4 1.6 0.3 -0.5
Steve Thomas 90.0 8.3 7.5 7.3 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.3 3.5 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.2 1.8 -0.5
Mike Ridley 89.3 7.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.0 3.3 1.2
Jamie Langenbrunner 89.2 8.5 6.8 6.5 6.2 5.9 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.0 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.4 2.1 2.0 0.2 0.0
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
Syd Howe 6.2 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.0 1.4 0.6 -0.1 -0.1
Andrew Brunette 92.8 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7
Butch Goring 92.0 7.8 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.3 3.7 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.4
Geoff Courtnall 91.4 7.9 7.2 6.9 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.0 4.3 3.8 3.5 2.4 1.8 1.2 1.1 0.6 -0.1
Cory Stillman 91.0 9.7 7.5 6.9 6.8 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.1 5.1 4.0 3.7 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.5 -0.1
Saku Koivu 90.7 7.4 6.9 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.6 2.2 0.1
Bobby Smith 90.0 8.7 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.1 4.7 3.3 2.9 2.1 1.4 0.0
John MacLean 89.8 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.1 6.2 6.1 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.4 1.6 0.5 0.3 -0.5
Mike Ridley 89.3 7.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.0 3.3 1.2
Jamie Langenbrunner 89.2 8.5 6.8 6.5 6.2 5.9 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.0 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.4 2.1 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.0
Tomas Sandstrom 89.1 9.2 7.0 7.0 6.5 5.4 5.1 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.0 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

January 16, 1930: Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, January 16, 1930.

November, 1930: Loaned to Philadelphia by Ottawa for 1930-31 season, November 1930.

September 26, 1931: Claimed by Toronto from Ottawa for 1931-32 season in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931.

September 22, 1934: Transferred to St. Louis after Ottawa franchise relocated, September 22, 1934.

February 11, 1935: Traded to Detroit by St. Louis with Ralph Bowman for Teddy Graham and $50,000, February 11, 1935.

August 17, 1946: Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Detroit (Indianapolis-AHL) for cash, August 17, 1946.

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