Mark Messier is an inspiring name in Ice-Hockey. He would always remain a source of motivation for many promising aspirants in the future days. A legendary name in the Canadian Ice Hockey had dominated the National Hockey League.

He played with Cincinnati Stingers and Indiana Stingers. After retiring from the game, he took over the responsibility of the general manager and the president of New York Rangers. Mark got the 12th rank among 100 Greatest Hockey Player in 1998. On 13th November 2006 honoring the legend, National Hockey League announced Mark Messier Leadership Award. His sincerity towards his game had not only given him respect in Ice-Hockey alone, but he has become a prominent sporting personality in Canada.

His efficacy is not restricted to the ice hockey rather the eminent personality had also shown his proficiency as a hotel manager in improving operational management. The tremendous player and a hotel entrepreneur who owns a sports club have earned a high income. His brilliance in the game has also earned him several endorsements which are even extended for his lifetime.

The amount of wealth has its reflection on his house, cars and luxurious lifestyle. It tough to draw a correct figure of this all-time great personality in ice-hockey but in no case, his net wealth would dip below $55 million.

Early life

Mark was born to Douglas Messier and Mary Jean Messier on 18th January 1961. He was born as Mark Douglas Messier in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was raised by his siblings. His older brother is Paul Messier, and Jennifer Messier and Mary-Kay Messier are his two sisters. He got into St. Francis Xavier High School.

From the very early childhood, Mark was highly inclined to hockey. His playing ability improved with his father’s guidance who gave a perfect foundation for a long career in the game. During his schooling days, Mark started playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.


The enviable career of ice-hockey is extended to 25 years and during these periods he contributed for New York Rangers, Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks. He played at the center and shot left. In respect of regular season points, he stands at third rank with 1,887 points in the all-time listing. Mark has earned 295 playoff points. The only disheartening feature of his long career is that is marvelous player had never achieved scoring titles. The best finish from him came in 1989-90 when got the runners-up. 1981-82 was a great season for Mark as he scored 50 goals.

He won Stanley Cup six times, five times for the Oilers and once for the Rangers. In the professional career, he is the only players who captained two teams for the title and teams are New York Ranger and Edmonton Oilers.

In 1990 he won the Hart Trophy, and he repeated the same in 1992. In 1984 he was declared the winner of Conn Smythe Trophy. For an incredible 15 times, he was included in the All-Star team. In 2007 this terrific player earned a seat in the Hockey Hall of Fame. At the National Hockey League, he remained regular in the 1,756 season games which are just 11 short of top all-time regular-season games at NHL set by Gordie Howe.

He was the only player who remained and had also played in the 1970s and who had played under World Hockey Association. In the book of the New York Rangers Mark has been placed at a fourth position in the list of 100 Rangers Great. He became a premier inductee into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame. To honor the achievements of this magnificent personality of ice-hockey the ice rink of his city is named after Mark.

After his retirement in 2004, he was asked to take the responsibility of vice president and guide the professional hockey league. He is a dedicated soul for the improvement of ice-hockey in Canada. He had also served in coaching the national side.

Personal life

He is married to Kim Clark, and the couple is blessed with three children. Kim became the mother for the first time and gave birth to their son Lyon on 16th August 1987. Their second child Douglas Paul arrived on 15th July 2003.

The family got the complete structure with the birth of their daughter Jacqueline Jean who was born in August 2005. Other than hockey Mark has a busy schedule in his Hotel business and charity works.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Mark Douglas Messier

Date of Birth: 18th January 1961

Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Age: 57 Years Old

Profession: Former Ice-Hockey Player

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inches / 1.85 m

Weight: 93 Kg / 205 lbs

Net worth: $55 Million