Mark Howe Biography

April 14, 2020
First published on:April 14, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Mark Howe

Birth Name Mark Steven Howe
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Famous Name Mark Howe
Father Gordie Howe
Mother Colleen Howe
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $0.5 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For director of pro scouting for the Detroit Red Wings.[
Divorce Ginger Howe
Children Three

Mark Steven Howe, a.k.a. Mark Howe is an American retired ice hockey left winger and later defenseman who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) following six seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Currently, he serves as the director of pro scouting for the Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit, Michigan native, Mark Howe, was born on 28th May 1955, under the star sign Gemini. The sixty-four years holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. 

How Much Is Mark Howe's Net Worth In 2020?

As of 2020, Mark Howe has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He made US $4,348,714 (the US $10,002,296 in today's dollars), ranking #1581 in NHL / hockey career earnings where Sidney Crosby, Shea Weber, and Alex Ovechkin are ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. 

Salary History:

Season Salary Note
1973-1974 $150,000 Inked a 4-year contract with the Houston Aeros, of the WHA, for $600,000
1974-1975 $150,000  
1975-1976 $150,000  
1976-1977 $150,000  
1989-1990 $425,000  
1990-1991 $563,000  
1991-1992 $625,000  
1992-1993 $1,050,000 The amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93
1993-1994 $800,000  
1994-1995 $285,714  

Upon his retirement, Howe remained in the Detroit organization working in the hockey operations department first as a video coach and then as a pro scout. Currently, he serves as Director of Pro Scouting being based just outside Philadelphia in Jackson, NJ, from which he primarily covers NHL and AHL teams located in the eastern United States.

According to the source, the Director of Scouting earns  $95,000 - $275,000 per annum as salary since Howe is in the field for a long-time his salary is expected to be no less than $0.5 million per annum. 

Relationship Status: Divorcee

Mark and his wife, Ginger, were married for 28 years, before their split. As reported, he met Ginger in Texas who at the time used to date by his business partner and was a friend of Marty's wife. They tied the knot in 1977. The couple shared three children, Travis, Azia, and Nolan

Mark Howe and his ex-wife, Ginger SOURCE: Zimbio

When asked the reason behind the divorce, Mark explains, "It wouldn't be fair to my ex-wife. We maintain a relationship. There are two sides to every story, and it wouldn't be fair to Ginger if she didn't have her say." There are no details offered, unlike Hollywood and other public figures. 

Besides, among his three children, the elder son, Travis, is known in the NHL field who works in the hockey development and coach as co-founder and head coach of the Selects Hockey player development program based in Bloomfield, Michigan.

Like Father Like Son

Mark Howe is the son of hockey legend Gordie Howe, and mother Colleen, a sports agent who founded Power Play International and Power Play Publications to manage the business interests of her husband. On March 6, 2009, at the age of 76, Colleen died. 

Gordie Howe and son Mark Howe SOURCE: Pinterest

The Howes were a close-knit family unit who instilled the same humility, honesty, and tireless work ethic in their children. Gordie never behaved like a celebrity, nor did his children realize the magnitude of his accomplishments on the ice until they were older. Mark has two brothers Marty and Murray and one sister, Cathy.

Awards and achievements

  • 1971 OJHL First All-Star Team 
  • 1972 Olympic silver medal in ice hockey 
  • 1973 Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup Tournament MVP)
  • 1974 WHA Second All-Star Team
  • 1974 Lou Kaplan Trophy  
  • 1979 WHA First All-Star Team 
  • NHL First All-Star Team in 1983, 1986, & 1987
  • 1986 NHL Plus/Minus Award (+85)
  • Picked to five NHL All-Star Games: 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988 and 1994
  • Inducted into the 2010 World Hockey Association Hall of Fame as a member of "The Howe Family" (including Gordie, Mark, Marty, and Colleen Howe).

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