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A Philly Icon Makes The Hall Of Fame

By Wyatt Earp | November 15, 2011

Mark Howe is my favorite NHL defenseman of all time. Last night, .

The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to open its doors to the class of 2011 on Monday night. Here’s a capsule look at the careers of Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk. Mark Howe scored 197 goals and amassed 742 points in 929 career NHL games with Hartford, Philadelphia and Detroit. He started his pro career in the World Hockey Association and put up 504 points in 426 games in that league.

Eligibility: He’s been waiting since 1998.

Claim to Fame: The son of hockey legend Gordie Howe, he authored a memorable career of his own. Mark Howe played alongside his dad and brother Marty as a forward in the WHA before becoming a defenseman in the NHL. He formed one of the league’s best blue-line pairings with Brad McCrimmon in Philadelphia — Howe was a mind-boggling plus-85 during the 1985-86 season — and scored at least 15 goals on eight occasions.

Congratulations, Mark. The honor is truly deserved.

Topics: Ice Hockey | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “A Philly Icon Makes The Hall Of Fame”

  1. PhillyExpat Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Very well-deserved! He was great fun to watch, year in and year out. I can’t believe he’s had to wait this long to get into the Hall!

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Philly Expat – He and Brad McCrimmon were a force to be reckoned with on those teams.

  3. bob (either orr) Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Justice has been served. Congrats to Mark Howe.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Bob – Agreed. Definitely well-deserved.

  5. Skip Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Uhhh, what’s hocky?
    I don’t think we get that in Kali.

  6. bob (either orr) Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:58 am

    You’ve got one more Stanley Cup in Kali than we’ve had here in Philly over the last 35 years.

  7. Bob G. Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    WTG, Mark!

    Good for him to be in the HoF!
    (about damn time, too…imho)

    Again, congrats to the Howe family.
    (Apples there never fall from THAT tree, and only GOD saved more than Bernie Parent)

    Stay safe out there.