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Born December 28, 1932 (1932-12-28) (age 77),
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Pro clubs New York Rangers
Oakland Seals
Los Angeles Kings
New York Golden Blades
New Jersey Knights
San Diego Mariners
Calgary Cowboys
Playing career 1952 – 1976
Hall of Fame, 1979

Henry Vernon Howell (born December 28, 1932, in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] is a former professional hockey player and longtime star for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. A stalwart, stay at home defenceman, in 1967 Howell was the last player in the pre-expansion era to win the Norris Trophy,[2] and famously (and prophetically) said that 'he was glad he won the trophy then, because Bobby Orr would from then on forward.'[3]

Howell's playing weight was 195 and he stood 6 foot 1 inches tall. He played seventeen years wearing number 3 for the Rangers[4] then he played another eight years in professional hockey; two with Oakland/California Seals, three with the Los Angeles Kings, and one each with three WHA teams: New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights, San Diego Mariners, and Calgary Cowboys.[5]

Howell played 1411 NHL games and 170 WHA games, scoring 101 goals and 360 assists for 461 points.[6]

He was named a First Team All-Star in 1967, and played in All-Star Games in 1954, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968 and 1970. When he left the NHL, Howell had played more games as a defenceman than anyone else, and remains sixth in all time games played as a defenseman. He also holds the record for most games played in the NHL wearing the same New York Rangers sweater: 1160.[6]

After retirement, he went on to coach the Minnesota North Stars in the 1978-79 season. Also in 1979, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.[7]

In 1990, he finally won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Edmonton Oilers when he served as a scout.[8]

Howell's #3, along with Andy Bathgate's #9, was retired by the New York Rangers during a special ceremony prior to the February 22, 2009 match versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.[9][10]

Also in 2009, Howell was ranked No. 10 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).

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Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1951–52 Guelph Biltmores OHA 51 17 20 37 0
1951–52 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1952–53 Guelph Biltmores OHA 5 2 2 4 0
1952–53 New York Rangers NHL 67 3 8 11 46
1953–54 New York Rangers NHL 67 7 9 16 58
1954–55 New York Rangers NHL 70 2 14 16 87
1955–56 New York Rangers NHL 70 3 15 18 77 5 0 1 1 4
1956–57 New York Rangers NHL 65 2 10 12 70 5 1 0 1 6
1957–58 New York Rangers NHL 70 4 7 11 62 6 1 0 1 8
1958–59 New York Rangers NHL 70 4 10 14 101
1959–60 New York Rangers NHL 67 7 6 13 58
1960–61 New York Rangers NHL 70 7 10 17 62
1961–62 New York Rangers NHL 66 6 15 21 89 6 0 1 1 8
1962–63 New York Rangers NHL 70 5 20 25 55
1963–64 New York Rangers NHL 70 5 31 36 75
1964–65 New York Rangers NHL 68 2 20 22 63
1965–66 New York Rangers NHL 70 4 29 33 92
1966–67 New York Rangers NHL 70 12 28 40 54 4 0 0 0 4
1967–68 New York Rangers NHL 74 5 24 29 62 6 1 0 1 0
1968–69 New York Rangers NHL 56 4 7 11 36 2 0 0 0 0
1969–70 Oakland Seals NHL 55 4 16 20 52 4 0 1 1 2
1970–71 California Golden Seals NHL 28 0 9 9 14
1970–71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 3 8 11 4
1971–72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 77 1 17 18 53
1972–73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 4 11 15 28
1973–74 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights WHA 65 3 23 26 24
1974–75 San Diego Mariners WHA 74 4 10 14 28 5 1 0 1 10
1975–76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 31 0 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 1411 94 324 418 1298 38 3 3 6 32

See also

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References

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6). 
  2. ^ "In the know on the Norris (www.nhl.com)". http://www.nhl.com/hockeyu/history/norris_winners051702.html. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Legends of Hockey: Silverware- James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner (www.legendsofhockey.net)". http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SilverwareTrophyWinner.jsp?tro=JNT&year=1967-68. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Legends of Hockey Spotlight, Treasure Chest (www.hhof.com)". http://www.hhof.com/LegendsOfHockey/html/spot_treasurep197901.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  5. ^ "NOPAC TALENT: America's Premier Celebrity & Sports Talent Agency (www.nopactalent.com)". http://www.nopactalent.com/speakers/Harry-Howell/1201. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  6. ^ a b "Hockey Database: Harry Howell (www.hockeydb.com)". http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=2382. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  7. ^ "Hockey Hall of Fame: "Stanley Cup Journal" (www.hhof.com)". http://www.hhof.com/html/exSCJ_06.shtml. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  8. ^ "TML Fever: Stanley Cup Rings (www.tmlfever.com)". http://www.tmlfever.com/StanleyCupRings.html. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  9. ^ "Canada.com: Red's Notebook, Red Fisher of the Gazette (April 12, 2008)". http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/hockey/canadiens/story.html?id=ee3db521-5e23-49ca-b401-af29741ed24f&k=64368&p=2. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  10. ^ David, Dan. "Bathgate, Howell come home to the rafters," newyorkrangers.com, Sunday, February 22, 2009.

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Awards
Preceded by
Jacques Laperrière
Winner of the Norris Trophy
1967
Succeeded by
Bobby Orr
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Don Raleigh
New York Rangers captains
195557
Succeeded by
George Sullivan
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