The Father, The Son & The NHL Games They Played

There was a unique occurrence in the NHL during Saturday’s action.

At Detroit, Red Wings center Valterri Filppula played his 1,000th NHL game as Detroit lost 1-0 to the New York Rangers. Meanwhile, in Winnipeg, left-winger Alex Steen of the St. Louis Blues played his 1,000th NHL game in a 5-2 loss to the Jets.

Two players gaining this unique milestone on the game night. Steen did it against the team for which his father Thomas played all 950 of his NHL games from 1981-95.

Which got us wondering, where do the Steens rank on the NHL’s list of most combined games played by a father and son?

So we looked it up. And here’s the top 10:

Most Combined NHL Games Played, Father/Son

Father Games Played Son Games Played Total
Gordie Howe 1767 Mark Howe 929 2696
Bobby Hull 1063 Brett Hull 1269 2332
Gordie Howe 1767 Marty Howe 197 1964
Thomas Steen 950 Alex Steen 1000 1950
Mike Foligno 1018 Nick Foligno 891 1909
Peter Stastny 977 Paul Stastny 929 1906
J.P. Parise 890 Zach Parise 947 1837
Dave Gagner 946 Sam Gagner 802 1748
Raymond Bourque 1612 Chris Bourque 510 1663
Chris Chelios 1651 Jake Chelios 5 1656
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