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10/15/1977 Gordie Howe plays his first Whalers game scoring a goal and adding 3 assists vs Birmingham. 
10/19/1977 Gordie Howe records his 2,400th career point (one of three assists) vs Edmonton. 
11/10/1977 Gordie Howe scores his 999th career goal vs Edmonton. 
12/7/1977 Gordie Howe scores his 1,000th career goal (assisted by John Mckenzie and Mike Antonovich) vs Birmingham. 
12/17/1977 Gordie Howe plays his 2,000th career regular season game vs Winnipeg. 
1/1/1978 Gordie Howe scores only the 2nd overtime goal of his 30 year career vs Cincinnati. 
1/17/1978 Gordie Howe represents the Whalers in the 1978 WHA All-Star game in Quebec. 
3/29/1978 Gordie Howe becomes the first 50 year old to play professional hockey vs Cincinnati. 
4/11/1978 Gordie Howe records his team leading 96th point of the season (on his 2nd assist) at the age of 50 vs Indianapolis. 
10/3/1978 Gordie Howe makes his 1st appearance against Detroit receiving a 7 min. standing ovation. He scores a 3rd period goal (assisted by Mark and Marty), and receives another 6 min. ovation. 
10/15/1978 Gordie Howe scores his 2,500th career point with an assist vs Quebec. 
1/2/1979 Gordie Howe represents the Whalers in the 3 day 1979 WHA All-Star vs Moscow Dynamo series recording 1 goal and 2 assists in Edmonton. 
4/12/1979 Mark Howe records his 65th assist of the season (his 4th of the game - besting the Whalers single season record of 63 set by Gordie Howe in 1977/78) setting his career high vs Cincinnati. 
5/8/1979 Gordie Howe sets the WHA playoff record for games played with his 78th vs Edmonton. 
10/11/1979 Gordie Howe plays his 1st Whalers NHL game (his 1,688th NHL game and the first in over eight years) and becomes the only inducted member of the Hall of Fame to play in an NHL game vs Minnesota. 
10/13/1979 Gordie Howe scores his 1st Whalers NHL goal (his 787th NHL goal and 1st since 1971) vs Pittsburgh. 
11/11/1979 Gordie Howe in his 1,700th NHL game at the age of 51 years and 225 days becomes the oldest player in NHL history to record a 2 goal game vs Chicago. 
11/30/1979 Gordie Howe scores his final career power play goal vs Pittsburgh. 
1/2/1980 Gordie Howe becomes the first player to have a pro career that spans five decades vs Edmonton. 
1/6/1980 Gordie Howe faces Detroit for the 1st time in his NHL career. 
1/12/1980 Gordie Howe returns to Detroit for the 1st time in his NHL career to face his former team and is named the games 1st star. 
2/5/1980 Gordie Howe represents the Whalers recording an assist in his 23rd and last NHL All-Star game in Detroit. 
2/16/1980 Gordie Howe records his 100th Whalers point (an assist) vs Toronto. 
2/29/1980 Gordie Howe score his 800th NHL goal vs St. Louis. 
3/8/1980 Gordie Howe plays his 2,400th career game vs Washington. 
3/9/1980 Gordie Howe skates for the 1st time in the NHL on the same line with sons Mark and Marty vs Boston. 
3/12/1980 Gordie Howe starts his 1st NHL game at center with sons Mark on left wing and Marty on right in his 200th Whalers game vs Detroit. 
4/6/1980 Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull play their last regular season NHL game vs Detroit. 
4/6/1980 Gordie Howe at the age of 52 and in his 32nd pro season sets his career high of 80 games played in a season vs Detroit. 
4/6/1980 Gordie Howe scores his final regular season NHL ponts. His NHL record 801st goal (assisted by Ray Allison and Gordie Roberts) and adds an assist (his 1,049th) for his 1,850th point in his 1,767th NHL game vs Detroit. 
4/8/1980 Gordie Howe plays his 1st Whalers playoff game setting the NHL record for most years in the playoffs at 20 vs Montreal. 
4/9/1980 Gordie Howe scores his last NHL goal (68th NHL playoff, 96th playoff, 1071st career) assisted by son Mark adding an assist (92nd NHL playoff, 135th playoff, 1,518th career) his last points (160th NHL playoff, 231st playoff, 2,589th career) vs Montreal. 
4/11/1980 Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull play their last NHL game vs Montreal. 
4/11/1980 Gordie Howe plays his last NHL game vs Montreal. It's Howe's 2,421st game (157th NHL playoff, 1,767 regular season NHL, 419 WHA regular season, and 78 WHA playoff) 
7/7/1982 Gordie Howe is named special assistant to the managing general partner Howard Baldwin. 
11/1/2000 The Gordie Howe family receives the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame's Wayne Gretzky Award given annually to individuals who are deemed to have made significant contribution to the growth of American Hockey. Gordie, Colleen, Mark, and Marty are all honored.