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Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe  #9

Right Wing
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1928
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Floral, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 205
AwardsSeasons
Art Ross Trophy 1950-1951 / 1951-1952 / 1952-1953 / 1953-1954 / 1956-1957 / 1962-1963
NHL Lifetime Achievement Award 2007-2008
Hart Memorial Trophy 1951-1952 / 1952-1953 / 1956-1957 / 1957-1958 / 1959-1960 / 1962-1963
Lester Patrick Trophy 1966-1967
Brother of Vic Father of Marty and Mark USHL Second All-Star Team (1946) NHL Second All-Star Team (1949, 1950, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967) NHL First All-Star Team (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970) Art Ross Trophy (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1963) Hart Trophy (1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1960) Hart Memorial Trophy (1963) Lester Patrick Trophy (1967) NHL Lifetime Achievement Award (2008) WHA First All-Star Team (1974, 1975) Gary Davidson Trophy (Most Valuable Player WHA) (1974) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1980) Played exhibition schedule only with Galt Red Wings (OHA-Jr.) in 1944-45 season after OHA rejected transfer request. Signed as a free agent by Omaha (USHL), November 1, 1945. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 8, 1946. Signed as a free agent by Houston (WHA), June 5, 1973. Signed as a free agent by New England (WHA), June, 1977. Rights retained by Hartford prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Oldest player (52 years, 10 days) to play in a NHL game, April 11, 1980. (Montreal 4, Hartford 3). Signed to a one-game contract by Detroit (IHL), September, 1997.
Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis