Gordie Howe goals

Gordie Howe's Goals per Arena

It goes without saying that Gordie Howe was one of the greatest players in the history of the NHL. Over 26 seasons, from 1946-47 to 1970-71 with the Detroit Red Wings and 1979-80 with the Hartford Whalers, he scored 801 regular-season goals. He second only to Wayne Gretzky in number of goals scored.

Where did he score all those goals? Here is a breakdown of the goals he scored at each NHL arena. He scored in 21 different arenas, playing for Detroit and Hartford, and against 14 opponents. The list does not include goals scored while playing for the Houston Aeros or New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association.

Arena Goals Notes
Olympia Stadium440All with Detroit Red Wings.
Chicago Stadium7673 with Detroit Red Wings, 3 with Hartford Whalers.
Boston Garden65All with Detroit Red Wings.
Montreal Forum59All with Detroit Red Wings.
Madison Square Garden (original)56All with Detroit Red Wings.
Maple Leaf Gardens5453 with Detroit Red Wings, 1 with Hartford Whalers.
Pittsburgh Civic Arena65 with Detroit Red Wings, 1 with Hartford Whalers.
Great Western Forum6All with Detroit Red Wings.
St. Louis Arena6All with Detroit Red Wings.
Madison Square Garden (new)5All with Detroit Red Wings.
Met Center5All with Detroit Red Wings.
Philadelphia Spectrum5All with Detroit Red Wings.
Hartford Civic Center4All with Hartford Whalers.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum4All with Detroit Red Wings.
Springfield Civic Center4All with Hartford Whalers.
Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum1With Detroit Red Wings.
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium1With Detroit Red Wings.
Capital Centre1With Hartford Whalers.
Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum1With Detroit Red Wings.
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena1With Detroit Red Wings.
McNichols Sports Arena1With Hartford Whalers.


Howe was by far the highest scoring player at Olympia Stadium, the home arena of the Detroit Red Wings from 1927 to 1979. The next highest scorer at Olympia was Alex Delvecchio, who scored an impressive but far fewer 245 goals.

Howe scored at Olympia in his first game as a Red Wing, against Toronto, on October 16, 1946. All of his goals in Detroit were scored while playing with the Red Wings - by the time the Whalers made their first trip to Detroit, the Red Wings had moved into Joe Louis Arena, and Howe never scored there. His last goal, number 801, came against Detroit in his final game, in Hartford on April 6, 1980.

Most of his away goals were against the other Original Six teams, the only other teams in the league for the first 21 seasons of his career. He was most successful at Chicago Stadium, where he scored 73 goals with Detroit, and another 3 with Hartford. He scored 65 at Boston Garden, 59 at the Montreal Forum, 56 at the original Madison Square Garden, and 54 at Maple Leaf Gardens, the site of his first away goal in 1947.

He also scored 4 goals against the Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago's home games elsewhere in the Midwest in the early 1950s. He scored 2 at St. Louis Arena, 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, and 1 at Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum in Omaha, Nebraska.

In the expansion era, he scored 6 times at Los Angeles' Great Western Forum. The Kings also played home games at Long Beach Arena and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena early in the 1967 season. Howe scored one goal at the Memorial Sports Arena. He scored 5 at Pittsburgh's Civic Arena, and another 4 at St. Louis Arena against the Blues. Five of his goals came at the current Madison Square Garden, and another 5 each at Minnesota's Met Center and the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

During Hartford’s first NHL season in 1979-80, the Whalers played some of their home games at the Springfield Civic Center. The roof of the Hartford Civic Center had collapsed during the 1977-78 WHA season, and the arena was under repair until January, 1980. Of his 15 goals with Hartford, Howe scored 4 goals at each arena. Another 4 came against the Seals at Oakland Coliseum.

He scored one goal each at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Capital Centre (his final NHL goal on the road, in 1979), and McNichols Sports Arena against the Colorado Rockies.

Howe never scored 50 goals in a season, although he came close with 49 in 1952-53. He led the league in goals only five times: 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1956-57, and 1962-63. However, he did led the Red Wings in goals 15 times: 11 seasons in a row from 1949-50 to 1959-60, another 3 seasons from 1961-62 to 1963-64, and 1967-68.

Playoffs



Arena Goals Notes
Olympia Stadium39All with Detroit Red Wings.
Chicago Stadium10All with Detroit Red Wings.
Montreal Forum98 with Detroit Red Wings, 1 with Hartford Whalers.
Maple Leaf Gardens8All with Detroit Red Wings.
Boston Garden1With Detroit Red Wings.
Madison Square Garden (old)1With Detroit Red Wings.


Howe only ever scored in the Original Six arenas during the playoffs, and only one of his 68 playoff goals was scored with the Whalers.

Barclays Center

Barclays Center

Location: New York City, New York
Dates: October 9, 2015-present
Total games: 82
Total goals: 471 by 203 players



Barclays Centre, home of the NBA Brooklyn Nets, replaced Nassau Coliseum as the home arena of the New York Islanders in 2015.



Player Goals Notes
John Tavares32All with New York Islanders.
Brock Nelson27All with New York Islanders.
Anders Lee25All with New York Islanders.
Josh Bailey15All with New York Islanders.
Ryan Strome14All with New York Islanders.
Andrew Ladd13All with New York Islanders.
Kyle Okposo12All with New York Islanders.
Casey Cizikas11All with New York Islanders.
Johnny Boychuk10All with New York Islanders.
Nikolay Kulemin10All with New York Islanders.
Jason Chimera98 with New York Islanders, 1 with Washington Capitals.
Cal Clutterbuck9All with New York Islanders.
Frans Nielsen8All with New York Islanders.
Mikhail Grabovski6All with New York Islanders.
Matt Martin6All with New York Islanders.
Anthony Beauvillier5All with New York Islanders.
Calvin de Haan5With New York Islanders.
Travis Hamonic5All with New York Islanders.
Nick Leddy5All with New York Islanders.
Alex Ovechkin5All with Washington Capitals.
Thomas Hickey4All with New York Islanders.
Alan Quine4All with New York Islanders.
Dennis Seidenberg4All with New York Islanders.
Jaccob Slavin4All with New York Islanders.
Marek Zidlicky4All with New York Islanders.
Claude Giroux3All with Philadelphia Flyers.
Ron Hainsey3All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Nikita Kucherov3All with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Justin Williams3All with Washington Capitals.
Artem Anisimov2All with Chicago Blackhawks.
Cam Atkinson2All with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Aleksander Barkov2All with Florida Panthers.
J.T. Brown2All with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Brett Connolly21 with Boston Bruins, 1 with Washington Capitals.
Danny Dekeyser2All with Detroit Red Wings.
Justin Faulk2All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Brian Gionta2All with Buffalo Sabres.
Mike Green2All with Detroit Red Wings.
Nick Holden21 with Colorado Avalanche, 1 with New York Rangers.
Patrick Kane2All with Chicago Blackhawks.
Kris Letang2Allwith Pittsburgh Penguins.
Scott Mayfield2All with New York Islanders.
Matt Moulson2All with Buffalo Sabres.
Riley Nash2All with Boston Bruins.
Valeri Nichushkin2All with Dallas Stars.
Nino Niederreiter2All with Minnesota Wild.
Matt Niskanen2All with Washington Capitals.
Artemi Panarin2All with Chicago Blackhawks.
Zach Parise2All with Minnesota Wild.
Joe Pavelski2All with San Jose Sharks.
Jeff Petry2All with Montreal Canadiens.
Shane Prince2All with New York Islanders.
Bobby Ryan2All with Ottawa Senators.
Jeff Skinner2All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Zack Smith2All with Ottawa Senators.
Ryan Spooner2All with Boston Bruins.
Marc Staal2All with New York Rangers.
Mark Stone2All with Ottawa Senators.
Jimmy Vesey2All with New York Rangers.
Shea Weber2All with Montreal Canadiens.
Justin Abdelkader1With Detroit Red Wings.
Josh Anderson1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Viktor Arvidsson1With Nashville Predators.
Nicklas Backstrom1With Washington Capitals.
Nathan Beaulieu1With Montreal Canadiens.
Patrice Bergeron1With Boston Bruins.
Steve Bernier1With New York Islanders.
Oliver Bjorkstrand1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nick Bjugstad1With Florida Panthers.
Joseph Blandisi1With New Jersey Devils.
Mikkel Boedker1With Arizona Coyotes.
Brian Boyle1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tyler Bozak1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Derick Brassard1With Ottawa Senators.
Kyle Brodziak1With St. Louis Blues.
Andre Burakovsky1With Washington Capitals.
Dustin Byfuglien1With Winnipeg Jets.
Paul Byron1With Montreal Canadiens.
Ryan Callahan1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jeff Carter1With Los Angeles Kings.
Kyle Clifford1With Los Angeles Kings.
Joe Colborne1With Colorado Avalanche.
Blake Comeau1With Colorado Avalanche.
Nick Cousins1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Charlie Coyle1With Minnesota Wild.
Sidney Crosby1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Matt Cullen1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Trevor Daley1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Phillip Danault1With Montreal Canadiens.
Pavel Datsyuk1With Detroit Red Wings.
Calvin deHaan1With New York Islanders.
Jason Demers1With Florida Panthers.
Drew Doughty1With Los Angeles Kings.
Leon Draisaitl1With Edmonton Oilers.
Brandon Dubinsky1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Aaron Ekblad1With Florida Panthers.
Robby Fabbri1With St. Louis Blues.
Kevin Fiala1With Nashville Predators.
Vernon Fiddler1With Dallas Stars.
Valtteri Filppula1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tomas Fleischmann1With Montreal Canadiens.
Nick Foligno1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Filip Forsberg1With Nashville Predators.
Cam Fowler1With Anaheim Ducks.
Sam Gagner1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Brendan Gallagher1With Montreal Canadiens.
Jake Gardiner1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ryan Getzlaf1With Anaheim Ducks.
Stephen Gionta1With New York Islanders.
Zemgus Girgensons1With Buffalo Sabres.
Luke Glendening1With Detroit Red Wings.
Nikolay Goldobin1With San Jose Sharks.
Shayne Gostisbehere1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Michael Grabner1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Markus Granlund1With Vancouver Canucks.
Carl Hagelin1With Anaheim Ducks.
Taylor Hall1With New Jersey Devils.
Martin Hanzal1With Arizona Coyotes.
Victor Hedman1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Adam Henrique1With New Jersey Devils.
Tomas Hertl1With San Jose Sharks.
Josh Ho-Sang1With New York Islanders.
Patric Hornqvist1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marian Hossa1With Chicago Blackhawks.
Jonathan Huberdeau1With Florida Panthers.
Ben Hutton1With Vancouver Canucks.
Zach Hyman1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jarome Iginla1With Colorado Avalanche.
Boone Jenner1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Ryan Johansen1With Nashville Predators.
Melker Karlsson1With San Jose Sharks.
William Karlsson1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Joonas Kemppainen1With Boston Bruins.
Phil Kessel1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Alex Killorn1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Travis Konecny1With Philadelphia Flyers.
David Krejci1With Boston Bruins.
Tom Kuhnhackl1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Evgeny Kuznetsov1With Washington Capitals.
Scott Laughton1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Adam Lowry1With Winnipeg Jets.
Evgeni Malkin1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Brandon Manning1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Josh Manson1With Anaheim Ducks.
Mitchell Marner1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Patrick Maroon1With Edmonton Oilers.
Auston Matthews1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Connor McDavid1With Edmonton Oilers.
Brock McGinn1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Evgeny Medvedev1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Sean Monahan1With Calgary Flames.
Vladislav Namestnikov1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
James Neal1With Nashville Predators.
Joakim Nordstrom1With Carolina Hurricanes.
William Nylander1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau1With Ottawa Senators.
Kyle Palmieri1With New Jersey Devils.
Richard Panik1With Chicago Blackhawks.
David Pastrnak1With Boston Bruins.
Adam Pelech1With New York Islanders.
Mathieu Perreault1With Winnipeg Jets.
Jason Pominville1With Minnesota Wild.
Ivan Provorov1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Ryan Pulock1With New York Islanders.
Tom Pyatt1With Ottawa Senators.
Michael Raffl1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Matt Read1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Sam Reinhart1With Buffalo Sabres.
Brad Richards1With Detroit Red Wings.
Brad Richardson1With Arizona Coyotes.
Evan Rodrigues1With Buffalo Sabres.
Derek Ryan1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Brandon Saad1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
David Savard1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mark Scheifele1With Winnipeg Jets.
Nate Schmidt1With Washington Capitals.
Justin Schultz1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Daniel Sedin1With Vancouver Canucks.
Patrick Sharp1With Dallas Stars.
Kevin Shattenkirk1With St. Louis Blues.
Conor Sheary1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Wayne Simmonds1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Reilly Smith1With Florida Panthers.
Nikita Soshnikov1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jason Spezza1With Dallas Stars.
Viktor Stalberg1With New York Rangers.
Steven Stamkos1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Lee Stempniak1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Brian Strait1With New York Islanders.
Oskar Sundqvist1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Teuvo Teravainen1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Chris Terry1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Vincent Trocheck1With Florida Panthers.
R.J. Umberger1With Philadelphia Flyers.
James vanRiemsdyk1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Radim Vrbata1With Arizona Coyotes.
Joel Ward1With San Jose Sharks.
Austin Watson1With Nashville Predators.
Miles Wood1With New Jersey Devils.
Keith Yandle1With Florida Panthers.
Travis Zajac1With New Jersey Devils.
Henrik Zetterberg1With Detroit Red Wings.