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Mark Howe

Born:May 28, 1955Draft:1974 Bruins 25th Overall
Hometown:Detroit, MichiganPosition:Defense/Left Wing
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Retired

Mark Steven Howe (born 28 May 1955) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman and left winger who played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) following six seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA). He is currently serving as the director of pro scouting for the Detroit Red Wings.

Howe is the son of Gordie Howe, younger brother of Marty Howe, and nephew of Vic Howe. Despite the enormous shadow cast by his father and splitting time between two leagues, Howe shone as one of the best two-way NHL defensemen of the 1980s, being a three-time runner-up for the Norris Trophy and making the Stanley Cup finals three times as a player. He is a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011. The Howe family received the Wayne Gretzky International Award in 2000, for major contributions to the growth and advancement of hockey in the United States.

Mark Howe Philadelphia Flyers
Mark Howe, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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  • OJHL First All-Star Team (1971)
  • Olympic Silver Medal (1972)
  • WHA Second All-Star Team (1974)
  • WHA Rookie of the Year (1974)
  • WHA First All-Star Team (1979)
  • NHL First All-Star Team (1983, 1986, 1987)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1981, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1994)
  • WHA Hall of Fame (2010)
  • NHL Record for Short-Handed Goals by a Defenseman (28)