Rangers defeat Canadiens 1-0 in Game 6

For the first time in 20 years, the New York Rangers are heading to the Stanley Cup finals.

NHL: New Jersey 4, Montreal 1

MONTREAL, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Jaromir Jagr notched his 695th career goal to move into seventh place on the NHL's all-time scoring list Tuesday, helping New Jersey bounce Montreal 4-1.
Ovechkin voted to both 1st and 2nd NHL All-Star teams

Ovechkin voted to both 1st and 2nd NHL All-Star teams

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was voted to the 2012-13 NHL All-Star team at left and right wing, the second player honored at multiple positions.

NHL: New Jersey 3, New York Rangers 2 (OT)

NEWARK, N.J., May 25 (UPI) -- Adam Henrique scored 63 seconds into overtime Friday, sending the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Messier named GM of Canada hockey

Messier named GM of Canada hockey

TORONTO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Former NHL great Mark Messier will be the general manager for Team Canada at the 2010 World Championship games at Mannheim, Germany, in May.

Disabled man wins Stanley Cup party

TORONTO, May 14 (UPI) -- A disabled man in Eastern Canada has won a national contest to host a party featuring the Stanley Cup delivered by six-time cup winner Mark Messier.

NHL: NY Rangers 2, Atlanta 1 (SO)

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Brendan Shanahan scored the only goal in the shootout Thursday, giving the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over Atlanta.

Messier leads Hockey Hall of Fame class

TORONTO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Mark Messier, the NHL's second-leading scorer of all time, headed the 2007 Hockey Hall of Fame class inducted Monday.

Messier leads NHL Hall of Fame class

TORONTO, June 28 (UPI) -- Six-time Stanley Cup-winner Mark Messier Thursday highlighted the National Hockey League's 2007 class of inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Hockey in romance books scores

ITHACA, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- Check this: Fans across North America are getting revved up not just for the Stanley Cup but also a crop of romance novels with hockey as a backdrop.

Sather: Not retiring yet

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather says he has no plans to step down -- despite comments from Mark Messier to the contrary.

Friends remember Dana Reeve

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- The late widow of actor Christopher Reeve, Dana Reeve, was remembered in a star-studded tribute attended by more than 900 people in New York's Times Square.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 5, Edmonton 4 (OT)

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Jaromir Jagr scored 14 seconds into overtime Thursday night as the New York Rangers beat Edmonton, 5-4. Jagr added an assist, while Petr Prucha and newly acquired Petr Skyora also finished with a goal and an assist and goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 26 save

Messier announces retirement

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Mark Messier, who helped his teams win six Stanley Cups, has decided to retire from ice hockey, reports NHL.com.

Scott Stevens retires after 22 NHL seasons

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Scott Stevens, who captained the New Jersey Devils to three Stanley Cup titles, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
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Mark Messier
New York Rangers longtime captain Mark Messier and family watch as they hoist his No. 11 to the MSG rafters at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 12, 2006. Mark Messier becomes the 4th player to have his number retired by the Rangers organization. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

Mark Douglas Messier (pronounced /ˈmɛsi.eɪ/; born January 18, 1961) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey centre of the National Hockey League and current special assistant to the president and general manager of the New York Rangers. He spent a quarter of a century in the NHL (1979–2004) with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks. He also played professionally with the World Hockey Association (WHA)'s Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers. He was the last former WHA player to be active in professional hockey, and the last active player who had played in the NHL in the 1970s.

Messier is considered one of the greatest NHL players of all time, as well as among the greatest leaders in sport history. He is second on the all-time career lists for regular season points (1887), playoff points (295) and regular season games played (1756). He won six Stanley Cups, five with the Oilers and one with the Rangers, and is the only NHL player to captain two different teams to championships. Due to his size and strength, he was nicknamed "The Moose". In 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility. Although a magnificent player, he was also feared by his opponents as he was sometimes known to be aggressive during games.

Mark Messier played Tier II in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the St. Albert Saints. In 54 games, Messier had 74 points and 194 penalty minutes. Messier also played a few games with the Portland Winter Hawks. Mark’s father Doug once played junior hockey with Pat Stapleton, the coach of the Indianapolis Racers. Doug called him and got Messier a contract to play hockey in Indianapolis for $30,000. Messier signed the 5-game tryout contract at the age of 17. He failed to register a point and was released just before the Racers folded.

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