Mark Messier Biography

( 1981 - )
December 10, 2018
First published on:May 22, 2016
by John Max

Facts of Mark Messier

Date of Birth: 1981, January 18
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign:: capricorn
Birth Name Mark Douglas Messier
Birth Place Edmonton
Famous Name Mark Messier
Father Doug Messier
Mother Mary-Jean Messier
Net Worth $55 million
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Yes
Married to Kim Clark
Divorce N/A
Children N/A

Mark Douglas Messier well known as Mark Messier is a Canadian retired ice hockey center of the National Hockey League. Also, he is a former special assistant to the president and general manager of the New York Rangers. During his playing stint, he played for both WHA and NHL.

 

As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $55 million, mostly earned through his playing career. 

Mark Messier Early Life

Mark Messier born as Mark Douglas Messier in the year 1981, on January 18, in Edmonton, Canada. His nationality is a Canadian and it seems his ethnicity is white. He is the son of Mary-Jean Messier and Doug Messier. He grew up alongside his siblings: Paul Messier and Mary-Kay Messier. Further, his sister Mary-Kay is a director of brand initiatives for Bauer Hockey.

Messier attended St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton. Since his early age, he developed his excellence in the game of hockey. He was properly coaches by his father. His father provided him with a perfect platform to build up his career in the field of hockey.

Mark Messier Professional Life

Playing Career with WHA and NHL

A professional since 1978, Messier played for the WHA side Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers, before NHL. In 1979 NHL draft, he was picked with 48th overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Though the Oilers had been a 1980s powerhouse, the 1990 win, which came two years after Wayne Gretzky was traded away, surprised many.

Further, he played for New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. On 12th September 2005, he announced his retirement on ESPN radio. 

Mark Messier is regarded as one of the greatest players of all the time. He is second on the all-time career lists for regular season points (1887), playoff points (295), and regular season games played (1756).

He also won six Stanley Cups, five with the Oilers and one with the Rangers, and is the only player to captain two different professional teams to championships. More than one times, he won the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player, in 1990 and 1992. He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1984.

International Career

At the 1989 World Ice Hockey Championship, Messier alongside his teammates Steve Yzerman, Martin Brodeur, and other teammates won the silver medal in Sweden. Not only this, but he also represented his national side and won three-straight Canada Cups as well as won silver at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

After Retirement

In late 2010, he went on to coach Canada during European tournaments: the Spengler Cup and the Deutschland Cup.

Mark Messier Personal Life

Mark Messier is a married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with his girlfriend Kim Clark. On 16th August 1987, the couple became a proud parent for the first time, following the birth of their first son. His second son, Douglas Paul was born on July 15, 2003, and daughter Jacqueline Jean in August 2005.

Currently, Messier is living a blissful life with his wife without any rumors of a separation between them. More than that, he is a loyal husband and her wife supports her a lot. He also not engages in any extra affair with anyone.

After his retirement, he also made his appearance in Versus Television. He was also featured in a Lay’s chips campaign that aired in Canada. On November 12, 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the players’ category. He is also a successful hotelier. He is also involved in the charity work too.

Mark Messier Net Worth

As of 2018, Mark Messier has a tremendous net worth of $55 million. He has earned his wealth widely through his ice-hockey career. Back in 1989-90, he was ranked #14 in the Top 20 NHL salary earners with a figure of $58,958,639.

He has a height of 6 feet and 1 inch. A lot of info about his life and status can be seen on Wiki. He is actively popular on social networking sites. His fans and followers followed him on Twitter and he is largely growing on Facebook and Instagram. 


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