(NEW YORK) — Hall of Famer Mark Messier won six Stanley Cup titles during his career; the last was in 1994 with the New York Rangers that ended a 54-year drought.
Reflecting on the win that broke the 54-year skid for the Rangers, Messier told ABC Sports Radio Wednesday, “There’s a lot of stories about generations of fans who have never seen a Stanley Cup in New York. It was nice to be a part of a team that could at least satisfy some of the fans.”
Messier, who is currently developing the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, said that despite winning Stanley Cups, it isn’t what sticks out to him the most about his career.
“What you realize when you retire that it’s not about the wins or loses or the championships,” Messier said. “The friends and people and teammates that you shared a vision with, those are the things you really kind of remember.”
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