Marcel Dionne

Marcel Dionne

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Born:

Born  – Drummondville, PQ

Height:

5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Weight:

185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)

Position:

Centre

Shoots:

Right

Played for:

Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers

NHL Draft:

2nd overall, 1971
Detroit Red Wings

Playing Career:

1971–1989

Hall of Fame:

1992

Biography

A naturally gifted goal scorer and playmaker, center Marcel Dionne was one of the most productive offensive performers in NHL history. His consistency at such a high level earned him respect and accolades throughout the league. And Dionne’s accomplishments would have been more widely recognized had he not spent the bulk of his career in the relative hockey obscurity of Los Angeles. Hockey was never a top sport in that city, and his yearly excellence was rarely seen on television in the larger markets of the east.

He retired 1988-89 with 731 goals and 1,771 points. At the time of his retirement, those totals placed him third on the NHL all-time scoring list behind only Gretzky and Howe.

The popular and gregarious Dionne was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.