MARK MESSIER'S 50-GOAL SEASON
Mark Messier: 1981-82
Mark Messier: 1981-82
During his 25-year career in the NHL, Messier was one of 68 players to score 50 goals in a season. He achieved this feat in 1981-82, when he reached 50 goals at age 21 years, 3 months.

Only four NHL players (Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Jimmy Carson and Mike Bossy) have ever had a 50-goal season at a younger age.

Here is a goal-by-goal look at Messier's remarkable 1981-82 season, which included two hat tricks and nine two-goal games.

 

 

 

Goal No. Date Opponent Site Goaltender Result
1 10/9/81 Vancouver Vancouver Richard Brodeur 2-6 L
2, 3 10/10/81 Los Angeles Los Angeles Mario Lessard 7-4 W
4 10/14/81 Winnipeg Edmonton Ed Staniowski 2-4 L
5, 6 10/16/81 Calgary Edmonton Pat Riggin 8-4 W
7 10/21/81 Hartford Edmonton John Garrett 5-2 W
8 10/23/81 Pittsburgh Edmonton Paul Harrison 8-3 W
9, 10 10/24/81 Colorado Colorado Glenn Resch 3-1 W
11 10/27/81 NY Islanders Long Island Billy Smith 3-4 L
12 11/14/81 NY Islanders Long Island Roland Melanson 5-5 T
13 11/15/81 NY Rangers MSG Steve Weeks 5-3 W
14 11/19/81 Minnesota Minnesota Don Beaupre 2-2 T
15, 16 11/25/81 Los Angeles Edmonton Jim Rutherford 11-4 W
17 11/27/81 Chicago Edmonton Murray Bannerman 8-1 W
18, 19, 20 12/2/81 Quebec Quebec Dan Bouchard 8-9 L
21 12/4/81 Vancouver Edmonton Richard Brodeur 7-3 W
22 12/9/81 Los Angeles Los Angeles Doug Keans 5-5 T
23 12/16/81 Colorado Colorado Glenn Resch 7-4 W
24 12/20/81 Calgary Edmonton Rejean Lemelin 5-7 L
25 12/23/81 Vancouver Edmonton Glen Hanlon 6-1 W
26 12/30/81 Philadelphia Edmonton Rick St. Croix 7-5 W
27 1/6/82 Colorado Edmonton Phil Myre 5-3 W
28, 29 1/9/82 Calgary Edmonton Pat Riggin 7-2 W
30 1/14/82 Philadelphia Philadelphia Pete Peeters 2-8 L
31, 32 1/17/82 Detroit Detroit Bob Sauve 4-4 T
33 1/31/82 Philadelphia Edmonton Pete Peeters 7-4 W
34 2/3/82 Montreal Edmonton Rick Wamsley 3-6 L
35, 36 2/6/82 Toronto Edmonton Michel Larocque 5-1 W
37 2/12/82 Washington Edmonton Dave Parro 5-3 W
38, 39, 40 2/17/82 Minnesota Edmonton Don Beaupre 7-4 W
41 2/21/82 Detroit Detroit Bob Sauve 7-3 W
42 2/28/82 Washington Washington Dave Parro 4-1 W
43 3/13/82 Vancouver Edmonton Rick Heinz 5-3 W
44 3/15/82 Los Angeles Edmonton Mario Lessard 3-3 T
45 3/19/82 Calgary Edmonton Rejean Lemelin 3-3 T
46 3/26/82 Colorado Colorado Glenn Resch 6-6 T
47, 48 3/28/82 Los Angeles Los Angeles Doug Keans, Mike Blake 6-2 W
49, 50 3/31/82 Los Angeles Edmonton Mario Lessard 7-3 W