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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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|Birth date:||January 18, 1961|
|Birth place:||Edmonton, Canada|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Ice hockey center|
|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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|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.|
|2||Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.|
|3||NHL career statistics: 1,756 games played, 694 goals and 1,193 assists for 1,887 points, plus 1,910 penalty minutes.|
|4||He ranks second all-time in the NHL in career points (1,887) (to Wayne Gretzky), and in games played (1,756) (to Gordie Howe).|
|5||Has a daughter, Jacqueline Jean Messier (born August 2005) with longtime girlfriend Kim Clark.|
|6||Signed 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)|
|7||Godfather of Paulina Gretzky.|
|8||Brother of Mary-Kay Messier.|
|9||Traded 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)|
|10||First player in NHL history to captain two different teams to the Stanley Cup.|
|11||Selected 48th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1979 NHL Draft.|
|12||Douglas Paul Messier born to Messier and girlfriend Kim Clark (15 July 2003)|
|13||Second cousin of Mitch Messier, a right wing with the Minnesota North Stars (1987-1991)|
|14||Second cousin of Joby Messier, a defenseman with the New York Rangers (1992-1995)|
|15||Signed 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)|
|16||Charged 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.|
|17||Godfather of Wayne Gretzky's daughter, Paulina Gretzky.|
|18||Won Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990), and the New York Rangers (1994).|
|19||Won the Hart Trophy as League's MVP in 1990 and 1992.|
|20||Won the Lester B. Person Award (1989-1990 and 1991-1992)|
|21||Cousin of Mitch Messier, a center/right wing of the Dallas Stars system.|
|22||Brother of Paul Messier, a center with the Colorado Rockies (1978-1979).|
|23||Brother-in-Law of John Blum, a defenseman with four NHL teams (1982-1983 thru 1989-1990)|
|24||Has a son, Lyon, by former model Leslie Young, who filed a successful paternity suit against Messier in 1988.|
|25||Formerly with the New York Rangers|
|26||Considered one of the greatest leaders in sports history|
|27||Guaranteed 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.|
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