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Mark Messier     \MEH-see-yay\

Position: LW/C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm) ▪ Weight: 210 lbs. (95 kg)

Born: January 18, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta
Draft: Edmonton, 3rd round (48th overall), 1979 NHL Entry
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 2007 (Full List)


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 2, 2014 7:25 PM

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1978-79 18 TOT WHA 52 1 10 11 3 -10 58 1 0 0 62 1.6
1978-79 18 INR WHA 5 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
1978-79 18 CNS WHA 47 1 10 11 3 -6 58 1 0 0 55 1.8
1979-80 19 EDM NHL 75 12 21 33 12 -10 120 10 1 1 1 18 2 1 113 10.6
1980-81 20 EDM NHL 72 23 40 63 24 -12 102 19 4 0 1 30 7 3 179 12.8
1981-82 21 EDM NHL 78 50 38 88 37 21 119 40 10 0 3 32 5 1 235 21.3 AS-1,Byng-17
1982-83 22 EDM NHL 77 48 58 106 43 19 72 35 12 1 2 34 20 4 237 20.3 AS-1
1983-84 23 EDM NHL 73 37 64 101 38 40 165 26 7 4 7 40 18 6 219 16.9 AS-2,Selke-28,Smythe-1
1984-85 24 EDM NHL 55 23 31 54 21 8 57 14 4 5 1 20 8 3 136 16.9
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 63 35 49 84 32 36 68 20 10 5 7 33 13 3 201 17.4 Selke-16
1986-87 26 EDM NHL 77 37 70 107 39 21 73 26 7 4 5 43 21 6 208 17.8 AS-4,Hart-9,Selke-16
1987-88 27 EDM NHL 77 37 74 111 40 21 103 22 12 3 7 48 21 5 182 20.3 AS-8,Selke-15
1988-89 28 EDM NHL 72 33 61 94 34 -5 130 21 6 6 4 27 28 6 164 20.1
1989-90 29 EDM NHL 79 45 84 129 47 19 79 26 13 6 3 45 34 5 211 21.3 AS-10,AS-1,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Selke-14
1990-91 30 EDM NHL 53 12 52 64 21 15 34 8 3 1 2 34 18 0 109 11.0 AS-9,Hart-9
1991-92 31 NYR NHL 79 35 72 107 39 31 76 19 12 4 6 46 21 5 212 16.5 AS-1,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Selke-9
1992-93 32 NYR NHL 75 25 66 91 32 -6 72 16 7 2 2 41 23 2 215 11.6
1993-94 33 NYR NHL 76 26 58 84 30 25 76 18 6 2 5 21 30 7 216 12.0 AS-9
1994-95 34 NYR NHL 46 14 39 53 19 8 40 8 3 3 2 22 17 0 126 11.1
1995-96 35 NYR NHL 74 47 52 99 39 29 122 32 14 1 5 26 23 3 241 19.5 AS-3,Hart-2,Selke-8
1996-97 36 NYR NHL 71 36 48 84 33 12 88 24 7 5 9 31 11 6 227 15.9 Byng-15,Selke-17
1997-98 37 VAN NHL 82 22 38 60 23 -10 58 12 8 2 2 19 17 2 139 15.8
1998-99 38 VAN NHL 59 13 35 48 17 -12 33 7 4 2 2 12 18 5 97 13.4 1333 22:36
1999-00 39 VAN NHL 66 17 37 54 19 -15 30 11 6 0 4 23 13 1 131 13.0 1399 21:12 Byng-25
2000-01 40 NYR NHL 82 24 43 67 25 -25 89 9 12 3 2 23 17 3 131 18.3 1578 19:14
2001-02 41 NYR NHL 41 7 16 23 8 -1 32 5 2 0 2 9 6 1 69 10.1 759 18:31
2002-03 42 NYR NHL 78 18 22 40 16 -2 30 9 8 1 5 14 8 0 117 15.4 1453 18:38
2003-04 43 NYR NHL 76 18 25 43 16 3 42 15 1 2 3 20 4 1 104 17.3 1253 16:29
12 yrs EDM NHL 851 392 642 1034 388 173 1122 267 89 36 43 404 195 43 2194 17.9
10 yrs NYR NHL 698 250 441 691 257 74 667 155 72 23 41 253 160 28 1658 15.1 5043 18:12
3 yrs VAN NHL 207 52 110 162 59 -37 121 30 18 4 8 54 48 8 367 14.2 2732 21:51
1 yr INR WHA 5 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
1 yr CNS WHA 47 1 10 11 3 -6 58 1 0 0 55 1.8
Career NHL 1756 694 1193 1887 704 210 1910 452 179 63 92 711 403 79 4219 16.4 7775 19:20
Career WHA 52 1 10 11 3 -10 58 1 0 0 62 1.6

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1978-79 18 TOT WHA 52 0.02 0.19 0.21 0.06 1.12 1.19 -10
1978-79 18 INR WHA 5 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.40 -4
1978-79 18 CNS WHA 47 0.02 0.21 0.23 0.07 1.23 1.17 -6
1979-80 19 EDM NHL 75 0.16 0.28 0.44 0.16 1.60 1.51 10 18 28 10 50 6 62 8 -10 0.4 0.6 0.9
1980-81 20 EDM NHL 72 0.32 0.56 0.88 0.33 1.42 2.49 17 31 48 18 82 17 107 30 -12 3.1 0.5 3.7
1981-82 21 EDM NHL 78 0.64 0.49 1.13 0.48 1.53 3.01 36 28 64 27 135 32 95 13 21 6.1 1.0 7.1 AS-1,Byng-17
1982-83 22 EDM NHL 77 0.62 0.75 1.38 0.56 0.94 3.08 38 47 85 34 150 47 118 34 19 8.1 0.8 8.9 AS-1
1983-84 23 EDM NHL 73 0.51 0.88 1.38 0.52 2.26 3.00 29 51 80 30 140 40 85 25 40 6.7 1.3 8.0 AS-2,Selke-28,Smythe-1
1984-85 24 EDM NHL 55 0.42 0.56 0.98 0.38 1.04 2.47 18 25 43 17 74 20 71 25 8 3.3 0.5 3.8
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 63 0.56 0.78 1.33 0.51 1.08 3.19 27 38 65 25 116 33 71 24 36 5.6 1.1 6.7 Selke-16
1986-87 26 EDM NHL 77 0.48 0.91 1.39 0.51 0.95 2.70 31 60 91 33 130 39 108 38 21 7.7 1.0 8.8 AS-4,Hart-9,Selke-16
1987-88 27 EDM NHL 77 0.48 0.96 1.44 0.52 1.34 2.36 31 62 93 34 149 54 114 40 21 7.8 1.2 9.0 AS-8,Selke-15
1988-89 28 EDM NHL 72 0.46 0.85 1.31 0.47 1.81 2.28 27 50 77 28 117 46 107 31 -5 6.3 0.7 7.0
1989-90 29 EDM NHL 79 0.57 1.06 1.63 0.60 1.00 2.67 38 70 108 40 159 60 117 37 19 9.8 1.5 11.3 AS-10,AS-1,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Selke-14
1990-91 30 EDM NHL 53 0.23 0.98 1.21 0.39 0.64 2.06 11 46 57 19 86 30 63 22 15 3.9 1.1 5.0 AS-9,Hart-9
1991-92 31 NYR NHL 79 0.44 0.91 1.35 0.49 0.96 2.68 31 64 95 34 150 48 92 21 31 8.1 1.7 9.9 AS-1,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Selke-9
1992-93 32 NYR NHL 75 0.33 0.88 1.21 0.43 0.96 2.87 20 53 73 25 118 44 106 26 -6 6.0 0.8 6.8
1993-94 33 NYR NHL 76 0.34 0.76 1.11 0.40 1.00 2.84 24 53 77 28 127 56 81 35 25 6.4 1.8 8.1 AS-9
1994-95 34 NYR NHL 46 0.30 0.85 1.15 0.40 0.87 2.74 24 67 91 31 71 30 50 17 8 4.4 1.0 5.4
1995-96 35 NYR NHL 74 0.64 0.70 1.34 0.53 1.65 3.26 45 50 95 38 129 48 98 46 29 9.6 1.8 11.3 AS-3,Hart-2,Selke-8
1996-97 36 NYR NHL 71 0.51 0.68 1.18 0.46 1.24 3.20 37 50 87 34 105 30 95 32 12 8.4 1.1 9.6 Byng-15,Selke-17
1997-98 37 VAN NHL 82 0.27 0.46 0.73 0.28 0.71 1.70 25 44 69 26 100 36 113 39 -10 5.6 0.4 6.0
1998-99 38 VAN NHL 59 0.22 0.59 0.81 0.29 0.56 1.64 15 40 55 19 68 33 73 26 -12 2.9 1.0 3.9
1999-00 39 VAN NHL 66 0.26 0.56 0.82 0.29 0.45 1.98 19 40 59 21 71 30 73 17 -15 3.5 0.8 4.3 Byng-25
2000-01 40 NYR NHL 82 0.29 0.52 0.82 0.30 1.09 1.60 26 46 72 27 89 38 100 24 -25 5.0 0.2 5.2
2001-02 41 NYR NHL 41 0.17 0.39 0.56 0.20 0.78 1.68 8 18 26 9 33 11 36 13 -1 1.1 0.5 1.6
2002-03 42 NYR NHL 78 0.23 0.28 0.51 0.20 0.38 1.50 20 24 44 17 65 24 74 31 -2 2.3 1.4 3.7
2003-04 43 NYR NHL 76 0.24 0.33 0.57 0.22 0.55 1.37 21 29 50 19 61 13 74 29 3 3.3 1.2 4.5
12 yrs EDM NHL 851 0.46 0.75 1.22 0.46 1.32 2.58 313 526 839 314 1388 424 1118 327 173 68.9 11.3 80.1
10 yrs NYR NHL 698 0.36 0.63 0.99 0.37 0.96 2.38 256 454 710 263 948 342 806 274 74 54.7 11.4 66.1
3 yrs VAN NHL 207 0.25 0.53 0.78 0.29 0.58 1.77 59 124 183 66 239 99 259 82 -37 12.0 2.2 14.2
1 yr INR WHA 5 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.40 -4
1 yr CNS WHA 47 0.02 0.21 0.23 0.07 1.23 1.17 -6
Career NHL 1756 0.40 0.68 1.07 0.40 1.09 2.40 628 1104 1732 644 2575 865 2183 683 210 135.6 24.8 160.5
Career WHA 52 0.02 0.19 0.21 0.06 1.12 1.19 -10

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1979-80 19 EDM NHL 3 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0
1980-81 20 EDM NHL 9 2 5 7 2 13 2 0 0 0
1981-82 21 EDM NHL 5 1 2 3 1 8 1 0 0 0
1982-83 22 EDM NHL 15 15 6 21 10 14 9 4 2 0
1983-84 23 EDM NHL SC 19 8 18 26 9 9 19 6 1 1 2 63 12.7
1984-85 24 EDM NHL SC 18 12 13 25 10 13 12 10 1 1 1 56 21.4
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 10 4 6 10 4 1 18 2 0 2 0 23 17.4
1986-87 26 EDM NHL SC 21 12 16 28 11 13 16 9 1 2 1 62 19.4
1987-88 27 EDM NHL SC 19 11 23 34 12 9 29 3 7 1 0 42 26.2
1988-89 28 EDM NHL 7 1 11 12 4 -1 8 1 0 0 0 23 4.3
1989-90 29 EDM NHL SC 22 9 22 31 11 5 20 7 1 1 1 47 19.1
1990-91 30 EDM NHL 18 4 11 15 5 2 16 3 1 0 0 41 9.8
1991-92 31 NYR NHL 11 7 7 14 6 -4 6 3 2 2 0 27 25.9
1993-94 33 NYR NHL SC 23 12 18 30 12 14 33 9 2 1 4 75 16.0
1994-95 34 NYR NHL 10 3 10 13 4 -11 8 1 2 0 1 26 11.5
1995-96 35 NYR NHL 11 4 7 11 4 -10 16 2 2 0 1 41 9.8
1996-97 36 NYR NHL 15 3 9 12 4 2 6 3 0 0 1 43 7.0
Career NHL 6 236 109 186 295 111 42 244 71 24 14 12 569 15.8

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1976-77 16 Spruce Grove Mets AJHL 57 27 39 66 91
1977-78 17 St. Albert Saints AJHL 54 25 49 74 194
1978-79 18 St. Albert Saints AJHL 17 15 18 33 64
1979-80 19 Houston Apollos CHL 4 0 3 3 4
1984-85 24 Canada Can-Cup 8 2 4 6 8
1986-87 26 NHL All-Stars RV-87 2 1 0 1 0
1987-88 27 Canada Can-Cup 9 1 6 7 6
1988-89 28 Canada WEC-A 6 3 3 6 8
1991-92 31 Canada Can-Cup 8 2 6 8 10
1996-97 36 Canada W-Cup 7 1 4 5 12
Career 3 Seasons AJHL 128 67 106 173 349
Career 3 Seasons Can-Cup 25 5 16 21 24
Career 1 Season CHL 4 0 3 3 4
Career 1 Season RV-87 2 1 0 1 0
Career 1 Season W-Cup 7 1 4 5 12
Career 1 Season WEC-A 6 3 3 6 8

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1977-78 17 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 7 4 1 5 2
Career 1 Season WHL 7 4 1 5 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 25 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Mark Messier 11.3 11.3 9.9 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 1.6 0.9
Luc Robitaille 96.1 11.8 10.3 9.8 9.7 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 8.2 8.1 6.8 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.3 4.6 4.4 2.7 1.8
Brendan Shanahan 95.4 11.6 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.3 9.5 8.9 8.9 7.9 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.7 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.2 4.4 3.4 1.1 0.3
Mark Recchi 95.3 11.0 10.7 9.7 9.5 9.4 8.9 8.7 8.1 8.0 7.8 6.6 6.4 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3 3.8 -0.3
Stan Mikita 94.6 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 6.6 6.4 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.1 4.1 1.4 0.3 0.0
Mike Modano 94.6 10.7 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.7 9.6 8.4 8.0 7.9 7.4 6.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0 0.9
Pierre Turgeon 94.5 12.0 10.2 9.8 9.7 9.1 9.0 8.7 8.6 8.1 7.9 7.5 6.7 5.4 5.3 4.7 4.6 4.3 1.9 0.8
Keith Tkachuk 92.4 11.2 10.9 10.7 9.9 9.3 9.3 9.2 7.8 7.2 6.9 6.6 5.3 5.2 5.2 3.4 3.3 3.2 0.5
Mats Sundin 92.4 11.0 10.5 10.3 9.8 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.4 8.2 7.7 7.3 6.0 5.2 3.8 2.4
Jeremy Roenick 91.6 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.9 9.1 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.7 3.5 3.4 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.9
Jean Beliveau 91.2 13.0 11.0 10.2 10.0 9.3 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.7 6.8 5.9 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.0 1.1 0.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Mark Messier 11.3 11.3 9.9 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 1.6 0.9
Luc Robitaille 96.1 11.8 10.3 9.8 9.7 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 8.2 8.1 6.8 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.3 4.6 4.4 2.7 1.8
Brendan Shanahan 95.4 11.6 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.3 9.5 8.9 8.9 7.9 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.7 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.2 4.4 3.4 1.1 0.3
Mark Recchi 95.3 11.0 10.7 9.7 9.5 9.4 8.9 8.7 8.1 8.0 7.8 6.6 6.4 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3 3.8 -0.3
Stan Mikita 94.6 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 6.6 6.4 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.1 4.1 1.4 0.3 0.0
Mike Modano 94.6 10.7 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.7 9.6 8.4 8.0 7.9 7.4 6.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0 0.9
Pierre Turgeon 94.5 12.0 10.2 9.8 9.7 9.1 9.0 8.7 8.6 8.1 7.9 7.5 6.7 5.4 5.3 4.7 4.6 4.3 1.9 0.8
Keith Tkachuk 92.4 11.2 10.9 10.7 9.9 9.3 9.3 9.2 7.8 7.2 6.9 6.6 5.3 5.2 5.2 3.4 3.3 3.2 0.5
Mats Sundin 92.4 11.0 10.5 10.3 9.8 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.4 8.2 7.7 7.3 6.0 5.2 3.8 2.4
Jeremy Roenick 91.6 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.9 9.1 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.7 3.5 3.4 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.9
Jean Beliveau 91.2 13.0 11.0 10.2 10.0 9.3 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.7 6.8 5.9 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.0 1.1 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 5, 1978: Signed as an underage free agent by Indianapolis (WHA) to a 10-game tryout contract, November 5, 1978.

December, 1978: Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA) after Indianapolis (WHA) franchise folded, December 1978.

October 4, 1991: 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.

July 30, 1997: Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 30, 1997.

July 13, 2000: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 13, 2000.

December 8, 2001: Missed majority of 2001-02 due to back injury vs. Toronto, December 8, 2001.

June 30, 2003: Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers for San Jose's 4th round choice (Ryan Callahan) in 2004 Entry Draft, June 30, 2003.

September 5, 2003: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 5, 2003.

September 12, 2005: Officially announced his retirement, September 12, 2005.

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