Today in Hockey History: Mark Messier Gets Two Milestones

Mark Messier

Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be in the closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for January 13th, featuring Mark Messier.

Today in Hockey History

Mark Messier Hits Two Milestones

1991: Messier reaches the 1,000-point mark in the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He gets three assists, including one on Glenn Anderson‘s 400th goal.

1993: Messier gets to 1,200 points in the New York Rangers 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals. He gets a goal and three assists, including the game-winner by Adam Graves.

He finishes his career with 694 goals and 1,887 points in 1,756 games over his illustrious 25-year career.

Other Notable Events

1926: Babe Ruth drop the puck for the ceremonial faceoff prior to the New York Americans game versus the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs get a 2-1 victory over the Americans at Madison Square Garden.

1940: The Rangers extend their winning streak to 10 games with a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Goalie Dave Kerr extends his personal streak to 19 games, which stood until 1994.

1971: Five days after being named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, Ned Harkness trades left wing Frank Mahovlich to the Canadiens for forwards Mickey Redmond, Bill Collins and Guy Charron.The Big M wins two Stanley Cups for Montreal.

1979: The Los Angeles Kings put together the Triple Crown line of Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmer. Dionne gets four goals, including No. 300 in the Kings’ 7-3 win over the Red Wings.

2006: Washington rookie Alex Ovechkin gets his first hat trick in a 3-2 win over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He beats Jean-Sebastien Giguere 3:04 into overtime for his 30th goal of the season.

2007: Kings goalie Yutaka Fukufuji becomes the first Japanese native to play in the NHL when he relieves Barry Brust. Fukufuji makes four saves inn a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Blues and starts his first game three nights later.

2015: The Buffalo Sabres retire the No. 39 of Dominik Hasek before a game with Detroit. Hasek wins 234 games with the Sabres and got six Vezina Trophies and two Hart Trophies.

2018: Mathew Barzal becomes the second rookie in New York Islanders history to have multiple five-point games in a single season. He joins Bryan Trottier when he has two goals and three assists.

Happy Birthday to You

1886: Art Ross

1961: Kelly Hrudey

1973: Nikolai Khabibulin

1974: Sergei Brylin

1980: Michael Rupp

1985: Jeremy Colliton

1987: Marc Staal; Jack Johnson

1991: Kyle Clifford

1992: Austin Watson

1997: Connor McDavid; Ivan Provorov

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