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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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2,592 COMBINED POINTS by Gordie and Mark, the most by a father and son in NHL history.

2 GAMES IN WHICH Howe had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick—scoring a goal, passing for an assist and getting into a fight in the same game—according to a study by the Society for International Hockey Research. The most frequent scorer-passer-fighter was Stan Mikita, who did the Gordie 22 times.

80 CAREER-HIGH number of games played by Howe with the Hartford Whalers in 1979--80, his return season in the NHL. Howe was 52 years and 11 days old in his final game that year and remains the oldest player to be a regular in any major North American sports league.

21 NHL ARENAS in which Howe scored a goal.

99 UNIFORM NUMBER of Wayne Gretzky, who chose the number as a youngster to honor his idol, number 9.

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