About the Speaker
Former WHA and NHL Center; Played for the Racers and Stingers in the WHA and the Oilers, Rangers & Canucks in the NHL; Widely considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time
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Detailed Biography of Mark Messier
As one of the best players the sport has ever known, Mark Messier impressed fans and fellow players alike during a quarter of a century long career. With so many years of play and so many years of team leadership under his belt, it is no surprise that Mark Messier’s reputation has bled over into other sports, with experts considering him one of the strongest leaders in the history of any sport.
Nicknamed The Moose for his strength, Mark Messier was born in Edmonton in the Canadian province of Alberta. The first Mark Messier appearance as a professional hockey player came for the now defunct World Hockey Association. He played for the WHA’s Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers before the WHA folded. At that point, he was picked as the 48th overall draft pick in the National Hockey League to play for the Edmonton Oilers.
From 1979 to 1991, Mark Messier appearances for the Edmonton Oilers helped the hockey team become one of the all time great sports dynasties as the team won five Stanley Cup championships during Messier’s tenure with the team. Then in 1991, Mark Messier appearances began for the New York Rangers when he was traded from Edmonton. He remained with the New York Rangers through 1997 and even led the team to their first Stanley Cup victory in more than half a century. With six Stanley Cups under his belt, Mark Messier holds the distinction of being the only hockey player to lead two different teams to Stanley Cup championships as their captain.
With such a long standing reputation for his work on the ice and such a solid record to back it up, any hockey fan would be beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to hear a Mark Messier keynote address. During a Mark Messier motivational speaking engagement, the all star great would surely share some of his leadership lessons. To make a Mark Messier speaker appearance happen, contact GovivaSpeakers.com, and we will serve as your Mark Messier booking agent.