Mark Messier

Mark Messier

Nick Name
: N/A
:18 Jan,1961
:58 years, 7 months
:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Debut On
Retired On
: 2004

About Mark Messier

Mark Douglas Messier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre of the National Hockey League and former special assistant to the president and general manager of the New York Rangers. He played a quarter of a century in the NHL (1979–2004) with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks. He also played professionally with the World Hockey Association (WHA)'s Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers.

Stanley Cup:

He won six Stanley Cups, five with the Oilers and one with the Rangers, and is the only player to captain two different professional teams to championships.


Hart Trophy:

He was also known, over the course of his career, as "The Moose" for his aggression and strength.He twice won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player

Conn Smythe Trophy:

In 1990 and 1992, and in 1984 he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player during the playoffs. He is a 15-time NHL All-Star. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility.

Conn Smythe Trophy:

Messier had earned the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player of the playoffs.

Hart Memorial Trophy:

Messier also won the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP that season, edging out the Bruins' Ray Bourque by just two votes, the narrowest margin in the award's history.

International career:

Messier only played with Canada once outside North America, winning the silver medal at the 1989 World Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden. He also won three-straight Canada Cups and won silver at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, four tournaments which he described as "my real opportunity to play international hockey.

Mark Messier Achievements


  • All-Star Game-1982, 1983, 1984, 1986,1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992, 1994, 1996, 1997,1998, 2000, 2004
  • Conn Smythe Trophy-1984
  • First All-Star Team-1982, 1983, 1990, 1992
  • Hart Memorial Trophy-1990, 1992
  • Lester B. Pearson Award-1990, 1992
  • Second All-Star Team-1984
  • Stanley Cup-1984, 1985, 1987, 1988,1990, 1994


  • Played for the Edmonton Oilers Heritage Classic alumni team while a member of the New York Rangers.
  • The only professional athlete to have captained two different championship teams, the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers.
  • In 1998, he was ranked number 12 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
  • On November 13, 2006, the National Hockey League created the Mark Messier Leadership Award, given to an individual in the sport who leads by example on the ice, motivates his teammates and is dedicated to community activities and charitable causes.
  • His 1,887 points in the regular season are second all-time to Wayne Gretzky's 2857 (alongside whom he played for 11 seasons). Despite this feat, Messier never won a scoring title, as his best finish was runner-up in 1989–90. His career-high for regular season goals was 50 which he accomplished just once in 1981–82.
  • His 1,756 regular-season NHL games played are second all time to Gordie Howe, who played in 1,767 regular-season NHL games.
  • He was the last active player to have played in the 1970s.
  • He was the last active player to have played in the World Hockey Association.
  • He was selected as an inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame in June 2007, in his first year of eligibility, with the ceremony taking place in November 2007.
  • He was ranked No. 4 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
  • In 2010, he was elected as an inaugural inductee into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame in the “Legends of the Game” category.
  • Named to the Order of Hockey in Canada by Hockey Canada as part of its 2013 class.

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