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Marcel Dionne

NHL Star Marcel Dionne

Profession: NHL Star


Why Famous: Played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, scoring over 700 goals.

Born: August 3, 1951
Birthplace: Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
Age: 69 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1982-12-14 Marcel Dionne becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1983-01-11 LA Kings' center Marcel Dionne picks up his 24th NHL career hat-trick and adds 3 assists for 6 points in a 9-7 win at Washington; Kings' first road win after 8 straight losses
  • 1987-11-03 New York center Marcel Dionne becomes just the second player in NHL history to register 1,700 career points, scoring a goal for the Rangers in a 5-3 loss at Calgary
  • 1988-01-28 New York Rangers' Marcel Dionne scores a 2nd period power play goal in 5-2 win in Philadelphia to become the first player in NHL history to get 20 goals in each of his first 17 seasons
  • 1989-01-21 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

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