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Mark Messier

Mark Messier  #11

Center
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 watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday