Éric Messier

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Éric Messier
Born (1973-10-29) October 29, 1973 (age 40)
Drummondville, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence/ Wing
Shot Left
Played for Colorado Avalanche
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1995–2004

Éric Messier (born October 29, 1973) is a Canadian former defenceman in the National Hockey League. He played in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers. He is not related in any way to Hall of Famer Mark Messier.

Playing career[edit]

Messier played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Trois-Rivières Draveurs and then the Sherbrooke Faucons after the Draveurs relocated to Sherbrooke. He signed with the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent in 1995 and was assigned to the AHL's Cornwall Aces for one season before Messier and all Avalanche players assigned to the Aces were transferred to the Hershey Bears as the Aces folded. Messier would go on the win the Calder Cup in 1997 with the Bears. Messier was called up to the main roster in that season for the first time and played 21 games. He went on to play seven seasons for the Avalanche, playing a total of 385 regular season games and 72 playoff games, ultimately winning the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001. In 2003, Messier was traded to the Florida Panthers with Vaclav Nedorost for Peter Worrell and Florida's 2nd round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.[1] He played 21 games for the Panthers but suffered a wrist injury that eventually ended his hockey career.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 58 2 10 12 28 15 2 2 4 13
1992–93 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 51 4 17 21 82 15 0 4 4 18
1993–94 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 67 4 24 28 69 12 1 7 8 14
1994–95 University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières CIS 13 8 5 13 20 4 0 3 3 8
1995–96 Cornwall Aces AHL 72 5 9 14 111 8 1 1 2 20
1996–97 Hershey Bears AHL 55 16 26 42 69 9 3 8 11 14
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 21 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 62 4 12 16 20
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 31 4 2 6 14 3 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Hershey Bears AHL 6 1 3 4 4
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 61 3 6 9 24 14 0 1 1 4
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 64 5 7 12 26 23 2 2 4 14
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 74 5 10 15 26 21 1 2 3 0
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 72 4 10 14 16 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Florida Panthers NHL 21 0 3 3 16
NHL totals 406 25 50 75 146 72 3 5 8 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nedorost, Messier head to South Florida". ESPN. 2003-07-19. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 

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