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NHL: NY Rangers 3, Washington 2 (OT)

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Bobby Holik scored his second goal of the game 68 seconds into overtime Saturday as the New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2.

Messier 'leaning' toward retirement

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- New York Rangers Hall of Fame captain Mark Messier, the NHL's second all-time leading scorer, says he's considering retirement.

NHL: Buffalo 4, NY Rangers 3

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Mark Messier bowed and waved goodbye to the crowd Wednesday night, but Buffalo still emerged with a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.

Rangers Messier suspended for two games

TORONTO, March 22 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League Monday suspended 43-year-old New York Rangers center Mark Messier for two games for a spearing incident.

NHL: Atlanta 3, NY Yankees 2

ATLANTA, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk tallied twice to take over the NHL lead in goals and Patrik Stefan scored shorthanded as Atlanta edged the New York Rangers Sunday, 3-2.

NHL: NY Rangers 6, NY Islanders 2

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The New York Rangers scored three times in the opening 18 minutes Thursday night en route to a fight-filled, 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

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NHL: East 6, West 4

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and an assist as the East rallied Sunday for a 6-4 victory over the West at the NHL All-Star Game.

NHL: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 3 (OT)

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Matthew Barnaby scored off a Mark Messier feed with 1:49 left in regulation Thursday night, lifting the New York Rangers into a 3-3 tie with New Jersey.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Jussi Markkanen made a career-high 40 saves Saturday as the New York Rangers blasted Pittsburgh, 4-1.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Defenseman Tom Poti delivered a game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday night as the New York Rangers rallied for a 3-2 won over Los Angeles.

NHL: NY Rangers 4, NY Islanders 3

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Petr Nedved and Mark Messier scored gift goals in the first period Thursday night, helping carry the New York Rangers past the New York Islanders, 4-3.

NHL: NY Rangers 2, Tampa Bay 0

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Jussi Markkanen made 36 saves season and rookie Jed Ortmeyer had his first NHL goal Tuesday as the New York Rangers blanked Tampa Bay, 2-0.

Oilers sign Oates to one-year deal

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Adam Oates, one of the NHL's top playmakers signed a one-year contract Monday with the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: NY Rangers 3, Dallas 0

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Mark Messier tallied twice and moved past Gordie Howe into second place on the NHL's all-time scoring list Tuesday as the New York Rangers beat Dallas, 3-0.
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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) .
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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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