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Mark Messier          

Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player & Former General Manager for the New York Rangers

Mark Messier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey center of the National Hockey League and former special assistant to the president and general manager of the New York Rangers. He spent a quarter of a century in the NHL (1979–2004) with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks. He also played professionally with the World Hockey Association (WHA)'s Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers. He was the last former WHA player to be active in professional hockey and the last active player who had played in the NHL in the 1970s.

Messier is considered one of the greatest NHL players of all time without an Olympic medal. He is second on the all-time career lists for regular season points (1887), playoff points (295) and regular season games played (1756). He won six Stanley Cups, five with the Oilers and one with the Rangers, and is the only player to captain two different professional teams to championships. His playoff leadership while in New York, which ended a 54-year Stanley Cup drought in 1994, earned him the nickname "The Messiah". He was also known, over the course of his career, as "The Moose" for his aggression and strength. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility.

In 2017, Messier was named as the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history and bestowed the honor of Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston for his contributions to hockey as an outstanding player and captain, and for his leadership in encouraging children to take up the sport.

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Mark Messier's hockey rink grows in Kingsbridge - NY Daily News

Think of Mark Messier's NHL career, the enormity and transcendence of it all, specifically here in New York City, and then imagine a building just as colossal but ...

Mark Messier Named Chief Executive of Biggest Indoor Ice Center ...

Former New York Rangers captain Mark Messier was named the chief executive officer of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in New York, which is planned to ...

Mark Messier literally prays for ice center dream to come true | New ...

Hockey legend Mark Messier lived up to his Rangers nickname “The Messiah” on Thursday, joining a community prayer session outside the shuttered ...

Mark Messier committed to Kingsbridge ice hockey project | Newsday

Mark Messier remains confident that the Kingsbridge National Ice Center project that he has been working on for years still will become a reality —

Messier Returns to the NY Rangers

Teary-eyed and promising to lead the New York Rangers to the playoffs, former captain and future Hall of Famer Mark Messier today returned to the team he led to its first Stanley Cup in 60 years.

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