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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Gordie Howe reaches century mark
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

March 30, 1969

On the eve of his 41st birthday, Gordie Howe reaches 100 points for the only time in his 26-year National Hockey League career when he scores four points in the Detroit Red Wings' season finale, a 9-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Playing in all 76 games, the durable right wing finishes with 103 points on 44 goals and 59 assists. This is the first season any NHL player gets 100 points, and Howe finishes third in the scoring race behind Boston Bruins center Phil Esposito (126 points) and Chicago left wing Bobby Hull (107 points).

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