Greatest Players Drafted – 25th Overall

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Mark Howe

Drafted: 25th overall (2nd round), 1974, Boston Bruins
Amateur Team: Toronto Marlboros
Born: May 28th, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan
Position: Defence
Teams: HAR, PHI, DET
Number(s): 5, 2, 4
Shoots: Left

Career Statistics

Regular Season                    Playoffs

GP: 929                                   GP: 101
Goals: 197                               Goals: 10 
Assists: 545                            Assists: 51       
Points: 742                              Points: 61   
Goals/Game: 0.212                 Goals/Game: 0.099  
Assists/Game: 0.587              Assists/Game: 0.505  
Points/Game: 0.799                Points/Game: 0.604                    

Awards/Honours

2011 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee
3x NHL First All-Star Team
5x NHL All-Star
1x NHL Plus/Minus Award winner


Honourable Mention: Cam Ward (2002, CAR), David Pastrnak (2014, BOS)

Fairly easy pick here. Howe is the highest scoring player taken at this slot, was a three time Norris trophy finalist, went to three Stanley Cup finals, and is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hard to compare with those achievements. Cam Ward gets a mention because 300 wins and counting is impressive as hell. And with the start Pastrnak’s had to his career, he’s going to have every opportunity to leave his own mark on the game.