Top Players in Flyers’ History: No. 7 Mark Howe

Posted: 29th March 2010 by Alan Bass in NHL
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  The Flyers have never drafted a future star defenseman. Mark Howe did not change that. But that is only because he was not drafted by the team.  He was drafted 25th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1974, and after spending time in the WHA, he finally joined the NHL after the WHA folded in 1980.  He never did play a game for the Boston Bruins. Being the son of the great Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, there were great expectations on young defenseman Mark when he entered the NHL. While on the Flyers, Mark Howe was a Norris Trophy finalist three times, and was the backbone of a dominant Flyers’ team in the early and mid-80s. His best season in the NHL was in 1985-'86, when he put up 24 goals and 58 assists for 82 points with an astonishing +85 rating.  He also had seven s ...

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