Paul Messier (ice hockey)

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Paul Messier
Born (1958-01-27) January 27, 1958 (age 56)
Nottingham, England, GBR
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Colorado Rockies
NHL Draft 41st overall, 1978
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 1978–1991

Paul Edmond Messier (born January 27, 1958) is a retired ice hockey player. He is the older brother of NHL legend Mark Messier.

Messier was born in Nottingham, England and his family moved to Canada when he was young and he grew up playing hockey in the Edmonton minor system. He played for the University of Denver and briefly in the National Hockey League for the Colorado Rockies. In 1994 Paul served as head coach and general manager of the Tampa Bay Tritons, a professional roller hockey team that played in Roller Hockey International for one season. His brother Mark was the team's owner.[1]

Messier, who has two children and is married, is managing one of his brothers' investments—a small hotel—in Harbour Island, Bahamas.

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