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.
— JetsNation (@NHLJetsNation) February 2, 2020
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|