Mark Messier is one of the greatest players in the history of the National Hockey League. He is known for his prodigious accomplishments, unparalleled leadership skills, and unwavering dedication and loyalty to his team. Mark’s achievements over the entirety of his 26-year NHL career are astounding: 6 Stanley Cup championships, 1887 points, 2 Hart Memorial trophies as the league’s Most Valuable Player, and his standing as the only professional athlete ever to captain two different franchises - the Edmonton Oilers and the New York Rangers – to championships. He will always be cherished by New Yorkers for his success with the Rangers, especially for his legendary heroics in 1994 when he led the Blueshirts to their first Stanley Cup in fifty-four years.
Mark Messier’s post-career honors are numerous and ongoing. In 2007, Mark was a first-ballot selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and in 2009, he received the Lester Patrick Award for his outstanding contributions to hockey in the United States. In February of 2017, as the National Hockey League launched its 100th anniversary celebration, Mark was named to the list of the NHL’s 100 Greatest Players of All-Time. In June of 2017 Mark was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, a highly prestigious award which recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation of Canada.
Mark currently serves on the board of Answer the Call, the NY Police & Fire Widows’s and Children’s Fund, and is an active supporter of the Tomorrow’s Children Fund. In 2016 the Mark Messier Foundation was created to deliver on his passion to support, inspire, and empower those in need through sports, healthy living, and education. The Foundation’s mission is to assist programs that deliver benefits that make a positive difference.