Mark began skating at the age of 2 pushing a chair around a pond and is one of four children born to Gordie and Colleen Howe. Mark and brother Marty played much of their hockey together, from minor hockey to pro.
His professional career began with the Houston Aeros of the WHA where he played not only with Marty, but also with his father who came out of retirement to play with his sons. Mark would go on to play for the New England & Hartford Whalers before making his way to Philadelphia where he played for ten seasons. He finished his career with the Detroit Red Wings in the 1994-95 season.
Mark was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 14, 2011. On March 6, 2012 the Philadlephia Flyers retired Mark’s #2.
During Mark’s professional career he played in 1355 games and averaged almost a point per game (combined WHA & NHL totals).
Links: Mark Howe’s career stats