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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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1,685 PENALTY MINUTES, the sixth most in NHL history at the time of his retirement but 91st at the end of the 2011--12 season.

25 PENALTY MINUTES assessed on Howe in NHL All-Star Game play, a record, as are his 23 All-Star appearances.

215 POINTS SCORED during the 1949--50 season by the Production Line of Ted Lindsay (78), Sid Abel (69) and Howe (68). The trio finished one-two-three in league scoring.

$4,000 THE AMOUNT of Howe's first signing bonus—plus a Red Wings jacket—with Detroit in 1945.

$1,000,000 TOTAL VALUE of the four-year contract that lured Howe out of retirement and into the WHA with the Aeros to play with sons Marty and Mark.

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