Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier Full Name: Mark Messier


Profession: NHL Legend
Why Famous: Played 25 years in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks. Considered one of the greatest NHL players of all time, 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.

Born: January 18, 1961 (57 years old)
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events in the Life of Mark Messier

  • 1985-09-06 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)
  • 1986-12-26 Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone
  • 1991-10-04 Edmonton Oilers trade captain Mark Messier (on the team for all 5 Stanley Cups) to the NY Rangers in exchange for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice & Louie DeBrusk; Messier leads Rangers to Cup 2 seasons later
  • 1994-05-25 Mark Messier scores a natural hat trick for the New York Rangers in game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals
  • 1997-07-28 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs
  • 1998-02-28 Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points
  • 2005-09-12 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL
  • 2006-01-12 During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers
  • 2007-02-27 Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers

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