July 19, 2009

Brothers: Mark Howe and Marty Howe

They will forever be in the enormous shadow of their father, Gordie Howe, but brothers Mark Howe and Marty Howe were pretty good players in their own right.

In particular Mark Howe was a special player. He had the rare ability to be a dynamic offensive forward or a stalwart defenseman. He probably should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Marty Howe also played up front and back on the blue line, but he was best known as a quiet, defensive rearguard.

Gordie had one other son, Murray. He became a doctor.

Did you know that Gordie Howe did have a brother who also played in the National Hockey League? Vic Howe played 33 games with the New York Rangers.

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