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Mark Howe

Mark Howe

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: May 28, 1955
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: BOS / 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (25th overall)
Son of Gordie Brother of Marty OJHL First All-Star Team (1971) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) (1973) WHA Second All-Star Team (1974) Lou Kaplan Trophy (Rookie of the Year WHA) (1974) WHA First All-Star Team (1979) NHL First All-Star Team (1983, 1986, 1987) NHL Plus/Minus Leader (1986) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981, 1983, 1986, 1988) Missed majority of 1971-72 due to knee surgery, June, 1971. Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973. Signed as a free agent by New England (WHA), June, 1977. Reclaimed by Boston from Hartford prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Claimed as a priority selection by Hartford, June 9, 1979. Traded to Philadelphia by Hartford with Hartford's 3rd round choice (Derrick Smith) in 1983 Entry Draft for Ken Linseman, Greg Adams and Philadelphia's 1st (David Jensen) and 3rd (Leif Karlsson) round choices in 1983 Entry Draft, August 19, 1982. Missed majority of 1990-91 due to back injury vs. Chicago, November 3, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 7, 1992.
Quote of the Day

He's a special guy. Obviously we are lucky to have him. Just his talent, I'm not surprised anymore. You get to see this guy every practice, and you know what he's able to do. Obviously, it's pretty special for a guy that young to score a hat trick in playoffs, this type of a game too. Really happy for him.

— Predators goalie Pekka Rinne on Filip Forsberg, whose hat trick led Nashville to a Game 5 win vs. Chicago on Thursday