Mark Messier
Wayne Gretzky may have been the offensive star of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty, but for many it was Mark Messier who was the fan favorite of the team. He was easy to like as he still had offensive firepower that fans love and the defensive prowess that traditionalists respect. He could check, he was a leader, and was a proven winner. The best example of this is that it was Mark Messier who led the Oilers to the Stanley Cup AFTER Wayne Gretzky was traded to Los Angeles. That was in 1990, a special year for Messier as he also won his first of two Hart Trophies (the second was in 1992).

He wasn’t done, as he joined the New York Rangers and led them to their first Stanley Cup in decades in 1994. His production would slip after, but he was a durable performer and when it was all said and done, Mark Messier finished his career second overall in career points behind only Gretzky.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Elected In: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Left Wing, Center
  • Played For: Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Hart Trophy (2) (1990 & 1992)
    Ted Lindsay Award (2) (1990 & 1992)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (1) (1984)
    First Team All Star (4) (1982, 1983, 1990 & 1992)
    Second Team All Star (1) (1984)
    All Star Games (15) (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 & 2004)
    Stanley Cup Rings (6) (Edmonton Oilers 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 & 1990) (New York Rangers 1994)

Should Mark Messier be in the Hall of Fame?

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