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Messier Tied for Third on NHL Assist List

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


Mark Messier, in his 25th NHL season and 10th as a New York Ranger, collected an assist on Tom Poti's second period goal tonight in Minnesota, tying defenseman Ray Bourque for third on the NHL's all-time assists list with 1,169.

The Blueshirt captain, among the NHL's all-time leaders in each major offensive category, is now just five points shy of Gordie Howe for second place on the league's all-time scoring list.

Messier has now recorded 676 goals and 1,169 assists for 1,845 points in 1,680 career NHL matches with Edmonton, Vancouver and New York.
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