Brother of Barrie SJHL Second All-Star Team (1959) WHL First All-Star Team (1967)
Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Don McKenney for Dean Prentice, February 4, 1963. Terms of transaction stipulated that Meissner would report to the NY Rangers following the 1962-63 season. Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers with Dave Richardson, Tracy Pratt and Mel Pearson for John McKenzie and Ray Cullen, June 4, 1965. Selected by Providence (AHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June 13, 1968. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Providence (AHL) with Adam Keller for Jim Patterson, August, 1971.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season