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Marcel Dionne | #16

C | 5' 9" | 190 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,348 731 1,040 1,771 27
  • Marcel Dionne
  • Born: August 3, 1951
  • Birthplace: Drummondville, QC, CAN
  • Shoots: Right
  • Draft: 1971 DET, 1st rd, 2nd pk (2nd overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,348 731 1,040 1,771 27 600 234 643 19 30 73 2 5,363 13.6
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,348 731 1,040 1,771 27 600 234 643 19 30 73 2 5,363 13.6

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Awards

Marcel Dionne Awards
Art Ross Trophy
Season Team
1979-1980 Los Angeles Kings
Ted Lindsay Award
Season Team
1978-1979 Los Angeles Kings
1979-1980 Los Angeles Kings
Lester Patrick Trophy
Season
2005-2006
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1974-1975 Detroit Red Wings
1976-1977 Los Angeles Kings

Bio

Marcel Dionne Bio

It was just another midseason game. It turned into something more, a personal duel between two All-Star centers: the New York Rangers' hulking 33-year-old, Phil Esposito, and the Los Angeles Kings' diminutive 25-year-old, Marcel Dionne - "pint-sized," as the New York Times called him. Dionne scored a goal 43 seconds into the Jan. 9, 1977 game at Madison Square Garden and later set up three more by Butch Goring, Dave Hutchison and Gary Sargent. But when Esposito slammed home a Carol Vadnais pass for his third goal of the game with 50 seconds left in the third period and goalie Gilles Gratton pulled for a sixth attacker, tying the game 4-4, it appeared Dionne's efforts would only get the Kings a point.

As the pumped-up Garden crowd celebrated Esposito's goal, way up in the last row of the Blue Seats, a 20-something guy hugged his father, who remained strangely subdued. The father wasn't really a hockey fan; basketball was his game. But he knew athletic brilliance when he saw it. Pointing to the player, who seemed no taller than the height of the net, the father said, "Watch Dionne. He's going to win it."

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