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Mark Messier Biography & Wiki 2017

Mark Messier is a retired professional ice hockey player from Canada. He is sometimes referred to by the nicknames “Moose” and “Mess”. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on the 18th of January, 1961. He is widely thought to be one of the sport’s greatest ever players.

How rich is Messier? Sources estimate his net worth at $55 million, accumulated over his illustrious four-decade long sporting career, and later television appearances.

Mark Messier Net Worth $55 million

Messier played hockey at St. Francis Xavier High School, where his father coached the team. His career began in 1978, when she played in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He was approached at the age of 17 to play for the Indianapolis Racers for $30,000, but was released from his contract after five games, having failed to impress. In 1979, he moved to the Edmonton Oilers, where he fared better, in 1984 winning the Conn Smythe Trophy for “Most Valuable Player”. Whilst with the Oilers, Messier would win five Stanley Cups, in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990.

In 1991, Messier moved to the New York Rangers, where he would stay for the next six years. In 1997, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks, and returned to Canada. He quickly became captain of the team, taking over from Trevor Linden, but stayed only until the year 2000, when he went back to the Rangers. He announced his retirement on the 12th of September, 2005, having played 25 NHL seasons. The New York Rangers retired his number, 11, in 2006, in his honour. Over the course of his career, he earned 295 playoff points, and played 1756 season games.

During his career, Messier won numerous awards with the NHL, including “All-Star Game” a total of 15 times, “First All-Star Team”, four times, and the “Hart Memorial Trophy” in 1990 and 1992. He was declared the 12th best player of all time in a 1998 issue of “The Hockey News” and was ranked at number four in the book “100 Ranger Greats” in 2009.

Messier has also undertaken some acting work. He appeared in the television mini-series “The Garden’s Defining Moments” in 2015 and 2016, and in various hockey based programmes and made for TV movies, contributing to his overall wealth.

In his personal life, Messier has three children. His eldest son, Lyon, born in 1987, also had a career as a professional hockey player, a defenceman who played for teams including the South Carolina Stingrays and the New Mexico Scorpions. Several of his other family members are also hockey players, including his brother, cousin, brother in law, and father. He is the godfather of legendary hockey star Wayne Gretzky’s daughter. Messier is known for his philanthropic work with several organisations, including extensive work as a board member of The New York Police and Fire Widow’s and Children’s Benefit Fund. He maintains an active career after his retirement from hockey, running a hotel in the Bahamas, and appearing on television as a hockey commentator and analyst.

On the 12th of November, 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Mark Messier Quick Facts

Birth date: January 18, 1961
Birth place: Edmonton, Canada
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight:95 kg
Profession:Ice hockey center
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Kim Clark
Children:Lyon Messier, Jacqueline Jean Messier, Douglas Paul Messier
Parents:Mary-Jean Messier, Doug Messier
Siblings:Paul Messier, Mary-Kay Messier, Jennifer Messier
Awards:Hart Memorial Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy
Books:Wayne Gretzky: The Making of a Great One
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Mark Messier Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(September 12) Announced his retirement. Messier decided to make the announcement via conference call because "no one wants to see a blubbering idiot at the podium." The New York Rangers announced it will retire his jersey before its 12 January 2006 game against the Edmonton Oilers.
2Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.
3NHL career statistics: 1,756 games played, 694 goals and 1,193 assists for 1,887 points, plus 1,910 penalty minutes.
4He ranks second all-time in the NHL in career points (1,887) (to Wayne Gretzky), and in games played (1,756) (to Gordie Howe).
5Has a daughter, Jacqueline Jean Messier (born August 2005) with longtime girlfriend Kim Clark.
6Signed to a 5-game tryout by the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association three days after it sold Wayne Gretzky to the Edmonton Oilers, and was with them when the organization folded five weeks later. Messier is the only active WHA player in the NHL. (5 November 1978)
7Godfather of Paulina Gretzky.
8Brother of Mary-Kay Messier.
9Traded to the San Jose Sharks for future considerations, but never played for them since he became an unrestricted free agent. Messier later re-signed with the New York Rangers. (1 July 2003)
10First player in NHL history to captain two different teams to the Stanley Cup.
11Selected 48th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1979 NHL Draft.
12Douglas Paul Messier born to Messier and girlfriend Kim Clark (15 July 2003)
13Second cousin of Mitch Messier, a right wing with the Minnesota North Stars (1987-1991)
14Second cousin of Joby Messier, a defenseman with the New York Rangers (1992-1995)
15Signed to a 5-game tryout by the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association three days after it sold Wayne Gretzky to the Edmonton Oilers, and was with them when the organization folded five weeks later. Messier is the only active WHA player in the NHL. (5 November 1978)
16Charged with hit-and-run and careless driving by Edmonton Police for a 6 September 1985 incident in which he left the scene of an accident after his Porsche crossed the center line of a road and hit three other cars. Messier paid $325 in fines.
17Godfather of Wayne Gretzky's daughter, Paulina Gretzky.
18Won Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990), and the New York Rangers (1994).
19Won the Hart Trophy as League's MVP in 1990 and 1992.
20Won the Lester B. Person Award (1989-1990 and 1991-1992)
21Cousin of Mitch Messier, a center/right wing of the Dallas Stars system.
22Brother of Paul Messier, a center with the Colorado Rockies (1978-1979).
23Brother-in-Law of John Blum, a defenseman with four NHL teams (1982-1983 thru 1989-1990)
24Has a son, Lyon, by former model Leslie Young, who filed a successful paternity suit against Messier in 1988.
25Formerly with the New York Rangers
26Considered one of the greatest leaders in sports history
27Guaranteed a victory in game 6 of the Eastern conference finals vs the New Jersey Devils in 1994. Delivered a 3 goal performance in that victory.


Mark Messier Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Garden's Defining Moments2015-2016TV Mini-Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Week2008/Ispecial thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Graduate Day2016TV MovieHimself
2015 NHL Awards2015TV MovieHimself
2014 NHL Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - presenter
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NHL Player
Iron Mike: The Mike Keenan Story2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hour2009TV SeriesHimself
NHL: New York Islanders 10 Greatest Games2009Himself
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League2008VideoHimself
NHL: Edmonton Oilers - 10 Greatest Games2008Himself
NHL: Just Like Me2008Himself
Canada A.M.2007TV SeriesHimself
Off the Record2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 NHL Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
Life and Times2005TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize2000Video documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
NHL 2000: A Millenium of Memories2000Video documentaryHimself
The 27th Annual Juno Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Mark Messier - Leader, Champion & Legend1997Video documentaryHimself
NHL Power Players: All-Stars of the Game1997VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
The Boys Are Back1989Video documentaryHimself
The Boys on the Bus1987Video documentaryHimself
1984 NHL All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - Campbell Conference Left Winger

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oil Change2010TV Series documentaryHimself
30 for 302009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Ultimate Gretzky2003Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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