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GORDIE by the NUMBERS
DAVID SABINO
November 23, 2012
Breaking down just some of the figures that sum up number 9
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November 23, 2012

Gordie By The Numbers

Breaking down just some of the figures that sum up number 9

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508 WHA POINTS, over six seasons from age 45 to 51, seventh best in league history.

975 GOALS AS a major league hockey player, still the record. Gretzky is second, with 940.

189 MAJOR LEAGUE goals scored by Howe after his 1972 induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame: 174 in the WHA and then 15 in the NHL after the 1979 merger between the leagues.

1 SHIFT SKATED for the Detroit Vipers of the IHL in 1997, making Howe the only pro hockey player to appear on the ice in six decades.

1,049 NHL ASSISTS, most in the league at the time of his retirement. (It's eighth now.)

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