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: 123
Total goals: 762 by 278 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 Tavares52All with New York Islanders.
Anders Lee45All with New York Islanders.
Brock Nelson36All with New York Islanders.
Josh Bailey27All with New York Islanders.
Andrew Ladd21All with New York Islanders.
Anthony Beauvillier15All with New York Islanders.
Casey Cizikas15All with New York Islanders.
Johnny Boychuk14All with New York Islanders.
Ryan Strome14All with New York Islanders.
Kyle Okposo1312 with New York Islanders, 1 with Buffalo Sabres.
Cal Clutterbuck12All with New York Islanders.
Jordan Eberle12All with New York Islanders.
Nikolay Kulemin11All with New York Islanders.
Matthew Barzal11All with New York Islanders.
Jason Chimera98 with New York Islanders, 1 with Washington Capitals.
Nick Leddy11All with New York Islanders.
Frans Nielsen8All with New York Islanders.
Calvin de Haan6With New York Islanders.
Mikhail Grabovski6All with New York Islanders.
Thomas Hickey6All with New York Islanders.
Matt Martin6All with New York Islanders.
Ryan Pulock6All with New York Islanders.
Patrice Bergeron5All with Boston Bruins.
Travis Hamonic5All with New York Islanders.
Alex Ovechkin5All with Washington Capitals.
Jaccob Slavin5All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Cam Atkinson4All with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Claude Giroux4All with Philadelphia Flyers.
Mike Green4All with Detroit Red Wings.
Scott Mayfield4All with New York Islanders.
Alan Quine4All with New York Islanders.
Dennis Seidenberg4All with New York Islanders.
Marek Zidlicky4All with New York Islanders.
Logan Couture3All with San Jose Sharks.
Kevin Fiala3All with Nashville Predators.
Alex Galchenyuk3All with Montreal Canadiens.
Ron Hainsey3All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Taylor Hall3All with New Jersey Devils.
Patrick Kane3All with Chicago Blackhawks.
Nikita Kucherov3All with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Hampus Lindholm3All with Anaheim Ducks.
Anthony Mantha3All with Detroit Red Wings.
Adam Pelech3All with New York Islanders.
Bobby Ryan3All with Ottawa Senators.
Zack Smith3All with Ottawa Senators.
Ryan Spooner3All with Boston Bruins.
Justin Williams3All with Washington Capitals.
Keith Yandle3All with Florida Panthers.
Travis Zajac3All with New Jersey Devils.
Josh Anderson2All with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Artem Anisimov2All with Chicago Blackhawks.
Nicklas Backstrom2All with Washington Capitals.
Aleksander Barkov2All with Florida Panthers.
Oliver Bjorkstrand2All with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nick Bjugstad2All with Florida Panthers.
J.T. Brown2All with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Andre Burakovsky2All with Washington Capitals.
Paul Byron2All with Montreal Canadiens.
Brett Connolly21 with Boston Bruins, 1 with Washington Capitals.
Nick Cousins21 with Philadelphia Flyers, 1 with Arizona Coyotes.
Sidney Crosby2All with Pittsburgh Penguins.
Matt Cullen21 with Pittsburgh Penguins, 1 with Minnesota Wild.
Evgenii Dadonov2All with Florida Panthers.
Trevor Daley21 with Pittsburgh Penguins, 1 with Detroit Red Wings.
Danny Dekeyser2All with Detroit Red Wings.
Leon Draisaitl2All with Edmonton Oilers.
Brandon Dubinsky2All with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Ryan Dzingel2All with Ottawa Senators.
Justin Faulk2All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Nick Foligno2All with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Tanner Fritz2All with New York Islanders.
Martin Frk2All with Detroit Red Wings.
Brendan Gallagher2All with Montreal Canadiens.
Brian Gionta2All with Buffalo Sabres.
Zemgus Girgensons2All with Buffalo Sabres.
Victor Hedman2All with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Josh Ho-Sang2All with New York Islanders.
Nick Holden21 with Colorado Avalanche, 1 with New York Rangers.
Jonathan Huberdeau2All with Florida Panthers.
Ryan Johansen2All with Nashville Predators.
Evander Kane2All with Buffalo Sabres.
William Karlsson21 with Columbus Blue Jackets, 1 with Vegas Golden Knights.
Alexander Kerfoot2All with Colorado Avalanche.
Kris Letang2Allwith Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bryan Little2All with Winnipeg Jets.
Adam Lowry2All with Winnipeg Jets.
Milan Lucic21 with Los Angeles Kings, 1 with Edmonton Oilers.
Evgeni Malkin2All with Pittsburgh Penguins.
Brad Marchand2All with Boston Bruins.
Mitchell Marner2All with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Auston Matthews2All with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Connor McDavid1With Edmonton Oilers.
J.T. Miller2All with Tampa Bay Lightning.
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.
Dmitry Orlov2All with Washington Capitals.
T.J. Oshie2All with Washington Capitals.
Kyle Palmieri2All with New Jersey Devils.
Artemi Panarin2All with Chicago Blackhawks.
Zach Parise2All with Minnesota Wild.
Nolan Patrick2All with Philadelphia Flyers.
Joe Pavelski2All with San Jose Sharks.
Jeff Petry2All with Montreal Canadiens.
Tyler Pitlick2All with Dallas Stars.
Shane Prince2All with New York Islanders.
Michael Raffl2All with Philadelphia Flyers.
Derek Ryan2All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Brandon Saad21 with Columbus Blue Jackets, 1 with Chicago Blackhawks.
Damon Severson2All with New Jersey Devils.
Conor Sheary2All with Pittsburgh Penguins.
Wayne Simmonds2All with Philadelphia Flyers.
Jeff Skinner2All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Daniel Sprong2All with Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marc Staal2All with New York Rangers.
Lee Stempniak2All with Carolina Hurricanes.
Mark Stone2All with Ottawa Senators.
Vladimir Tarasenko2All with St. Louis Blues.
Mathhew Tkachuk2All with Calgary Flames.
James vanRiemsdyk2All with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jimmy Vesey2All with New York Rangers.
Shea Weber2All with Montreal Canadiens.
Miles Wood2All with New Jersey Devils.
Henrik Zetterberg2All with Detroit Red Wings.
Jason Zucker2All with Minnesota Wild.
Justin Abdelkader1With Detroit Red Wings.
Noel Acciari1With Boston Bruins.
Sebastian Aho1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Sebastian Aho21With New York Islanders.
Viktor Arvidsson1With Nashville Predators.
Nathan Beaulieu1With Montreal Canadiens.
Jamie Benn1With Dallas Stars.
Steve Bernier1With New York Islanders.
Joseph Blandisi1With New Jersey Devil.
Mikkel Boedker1With Arizona Coyotes.
Brian Boyle1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tyler Bozak1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Derick Brassard1With Ottawa Senators.
Kyle Brodziak1With St. Louis Blues.
Dustin Byfuglien1With Winnipeg Jets.
Ryan Callahan1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
John Carlson1With Washington Capitals.
Jeff Carter1With Los Angeles Kings.
Thomas Chabot1With Ottawa Senators.
Anthony Cirelli1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kyle Clifford1With Los Angeles Kings.
Joe Colborne1With Colorado Avalanche.
Blake Comeau1With Colorado Avalanche.
Charlie Coyle1With Minnesota Wild.
Phillip Danault1With Montreal Canadiens.
Pavel Datsyuk1With Detroit Red Wings.
Calvin de Haan1With New York Islanders.
Jason Demers1With Florida Panthers.
Drew Doughty1With Los Angeles Kings.
Pierre-Luc Dubois1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Anthony Duclair1With Arizona Coyotes.
Jack Eichel1With Buffalo Sabres.
Aaron Ekblad1With Florida Panthers.
Remi Elie1With Dallas Stars.
Lars Eller1With Washington Capitals.
Tyler Ennis1With Minnesota Wild.
Joel Eriksson Ek1With Minnesota Wild.
Robby Fabbri1With St. Louis Blues.
Oscar Fantenberg1With Los Angeles Kings.
Vernon Fiddler1With Dallas Stars.
Valtteri Filppula1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tomas Fleischmann1With Montreal Canadiens.
Filip Forsberg1With Nashville Predators.
Cam Fowler1With Anaheim Ducks.
Sam Gagner1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Jake Gardiner1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ryan Getzlaf1With Anaheim Ducks.
Stephen Gionta1With New York Islanders.
Nikolay Goldobin1With San Jose Sharks.
Shayne Gostisbehere1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Michael Grabner1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Markus Granlund1With Vancouver Canucks.
Carl Hagelin1With Anaheim Ducks.
Noah Hanifin1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Martin Hanzal1With Arizona Coyotes.
Kevin Hayes1With New York Rangers.
Danton Heinen1With Boston Bruins.
Darren Helm1With Detroit Red Wings.
Adam Henrique1With New Jersey Devil.
Tomas Hertl1With San Jose Sharks.
Mike Hoffman1With Ottawa Senators.
Patric Hornqvist1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bo Horvat1With Vancouver Canucks.
Marian Hossa1With Chicago Blackhawks.
Ben Hutton1With Vancouver Canucks.
Zach Hyman1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jarome Iginla1With Colorado Avalanche.
Mark Jankowski1With Calgary Flames.
Calle Jarnkrok1With Nashville Predators.
Boone Jenner1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Tyler Johnson1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ross Johnston1With New York Islanders.
Roman Josi1With Nashville Predators.
Noah Juulsen1With Montreal Canadiens.
Nazem Kadri1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Melker Karlsson1With San Jose Sharks.
Ondrej Kase1With Anaheim Ducks.
Mario Kempe1With Arizona Coyotes.
Joonas Kemppainen1With Boston Bruins.
Phil Kessel1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Alex Killorn1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Travis Konecny1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Anze Kopitar1With Los Angeles Kings.
David Krejci1With Boston Bruins.
Tom Kuhnhackl1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Evgeny Kuznetsov1With Washington Capitals.
Gabriel Landeskog1With Colorado Avalanche.
Scott Laughton1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Taylor Leier1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Elias Lindholm1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Nathan MacKinnon1With Colorado Avalanche.
Brandon Manning1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Josh Manson1With Anaheim Ducks.
Patrick Maroon1With Edmonton Oilers.
Mike Matheson1With Florida Panthers.
Brock McGinn1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Evgeny Medvedev1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Colin Miller1With Vegas Golden Knights.
Sean Monahan1With Calgary Flames.
Vladislav Namestnikov1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
James Neal1With Nashville Predators.
Joakim Nordstrom1With Carolina Hurricanes.
William Nylander1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Gustav Nyquist1With Detroit Red Wings.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau1With Ottawa Senators.
Richard Panik1With Chicago Blackhawks.
David Pastrnak1With Boston Bruins.
Mathieu Perreault1With Winnipeg Jets.
Brayden Point1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jason Pominville1With Minnesota Wild.
Tucker Poolman1With Winnipeg Jets.
Ivan Provorov1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Tom Pyatt1With Ottawa Senators.
Alexander Radulov1With Dallas Stars.
Rickard Rakell1With Anaheim Ducks.
Victor Rask1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Matt Read1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Sam Reinhart1With Buffalo Sabres.
Brad Richards1With Detroit Red Wings.
Brad Richardson1With Arizona Coyotes.
Evan Rodrigues1With Buffalo Sabres.
David Savard1With Columbus Blue Jackets.
Tim Schaller1With Boston Bruins.
Mark Scheifele1With Winnipeg Jets.
Nate Schmidt1With Washington Capitals.
Justin Schultz1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Brent Seabrook1With Chicago Blackhawks.
Daniel Sedin1With Vancouver Canucks.
Mikhail Sergachev1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Patrick Sharp1With Dallas Stars.
Kevin Shattenkirk1With St. Louis Blues.
Reilly Smith1With Florida Panthers.
Nikita Soshnikov1With Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jason Spezza1With Dallas Stars.
Viktor Stalberg1With New York Rangers.
Steven Stamkos1With Tampa Bay Lightning.
Brian Strait1With New York Islanders.
Oskar Sundqvist1With Pittsburgh Penguins.
Teuvo Teravainen1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Chris Terry1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Tyler Toffoli1With Los Angeles Kings.
Vincent Trocheck1With Florida Panthers.
Alex Tuch1With Vegas Golden Knights.
R.J. Umberger1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Trevor van Riemsdyk1With Carolina Hurricanes.
Thomas Vanek1With Vancouver Canucks.
Jakub Voracek1With Philadelphia Flyers.
Radim Vrbata1With Arizona Coyotes.
Joel Ward1With San Jose Sharks.
Austin Watson1With Nashville Predators.
Nikita Zaitsev1With Toronto Maple Leafs.