Mark Messier
Mark Messier
Center
NUMBER: 11
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 211
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 01/18/1961
BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: EDM: 1979-48 overall
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.