The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
Houston Aeros

Marty Howe
# 10, Team CANADA 1974

Club: Houston Aeros
Position: D  Shoots: Left
Height: 6-01 Weight: 195
Born: 2/18/1954 in Detroit, Michigan

Marty Howe, oldest son of hockey legend Gordie Howe was a key member of the Toronto Marlboros Memorial Cup championship team of 1972-73. He then made headlines in the summer of 1973 when he was drafted by the WHA Houston Aeros, along with his younger brother Mark. At this time the NHL had a rule that forbid the drafting of any player under the age of 20, however the WHA had no such rule, and took advantage of that fact to sign many top young players.

Marty would go on to have a solid pro career. Never reaching the levels of his father or brother, Marty would always be known as a solid if unspectacular defenseman. He was considered a good dependable defensive player and a somewhat competent offensive player.

There were those who questioned his addition to Team Canada 74. Many felt he was on the team simply to make father Gordie happy. Marty would play in 4 games in the series with mixed results. He was terrible (along with most of his teammates in game 3) and while playing better in game 4 had the misfortune of having a key Soviet goal bounce into the net off his leg. He struggled on the bigger International ice surface in game 6 and played capably in game 8.


  Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 197 2 29 31 99
NHL Playoffs 15 1 2 3 9
WHA Reg. Season 449 67 117 184 460
WHA Playoffs 75 9 14 23 85


- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1973-85
- Pro hockey clubs:
NHL: Hartford, Boston; WHA: Houston, New England
- AVCO Trophy (2): 1974, 1975


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
4 0 1 1 10

  Scoring History
Game 5212:15Assist 
Game 7202:55Assist 

  Penalties History
Game 6303:0410-minute misconduct
Game 8207:03crosschecking




The Summit in 1974