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06-28-2011, 08:18 PM
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Finally, Howe Takes Rightful Place with Hockey’s All-Time Elite

Also a member of Hockey’s Royal Family, Mark is the first-born son of Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe and his late-wife, Colleen.

During a 22-year career split between the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League, Howe posted 405 goals and 1,246 points in 1,355 games. In 929 contests over 16 seasons in the NHL, he scored 197 goals and recorded 742 points.

Howe played ten dominating years with the Philadelphia Flyers, which were sandwiched between his first three seasons with the Hartford Whalers, and his final three with the Detroit Red Wings. For most of those years during the 1980′s in Philadelphia, Howe and defense-partner Brad McCrimmon were the top pairing in the league.

Counted on to put up impressive offensive numbers from the blue line each year was only part of the greatness of the now-56-year-old native of Detroit. During the course of his NHL career, Howe was a combined +400 in the plus / minus ratings, including a league-leading +85 in the 1985-85 season.

Not many players could control a game the way Howe could, and few who watched him play will forget his classy way, his smooth skating stride, and his blistering wrist shot.

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