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Mark Messier

Mark Messier  #11

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NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: January 18, 1961
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 211 DRAFTED: EDM / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (48th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Conn Smythe Trophy 1983-1984
Hart Memorial Trophy 1989-1990 / 1991-1992
Lester Patrick Trophy 2008-2009
Ted Lindsay Award 1989-1990 / 1991-1992
Brother of Paul NHL First All-Star Team (1982, 1983, 1990, 1992) NHL Second All-Star Team (1984) Conn Smythe Trophy (1984) Lester B. Pearson Award (1990, 1992) Hart Trophy (1990, 1992) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004) Signed as an underage free agent by Indianapolis (WHA) to a 10-game tryout contract, November 5, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA) after Indianapolis (WHA) franchise folded, December, 1978. Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with future considerations (Jeff Beukeboom for David Shaw, November 12, 1991) for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk, October 4, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 30, 1997. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 13, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 season recovering from back injury suffered in game vs. Toronto, December 8, 2001. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers for San Jose's 4th round choice (Ryan Callahan) in 2004 Entry Draft, June 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 5, 2003. Officially announced retirement, September 12, 2005.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie