Paul Edmond Messier
Center
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 1.27.58 Nottingham, England
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Finished 79-80 season with the Birmingham Bulls (CHL), other info N/A
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1978-79
COL
9
0
0
0
-6
4
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
9
0
0
0
-6
4
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Although Messier was born in England, his family moved to near Edmonton and that's where he got his start playing the
game.

He had two seasons of college hockey at the University of Denver under his belt when the Rockies drafted him. He did
get a free look from the Rockies for the 9 games, but at the conclusion of that, was assigned to the AHL. He didn't
finish the season there. He would be relegated to the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL, and would proceed to move from team
to team in that league for a few seasons.

He would play in the AHL again for 2 seasons with some success before Germany came beckoning. He was a star for
Mannheim for 6 seasons there before finishing his career in Italy. (I can see that. Supposedly, he was a great skater, but
didn't play with an edge to his game that's needed in North America, but you can get by without in European leagues.)

Before you ask about his name and being from Edmonton... Yes. He's Mark Messier's older brother.

And speaking of Mark, Paul was involved in a couple of investments he had. For one, he was the GM and coach of
the Tampa Bay Tritons of of Roller Hockey International, a team Mark owned. He also later ran a small hotel in the
Bahamas that Mark had stake in.

I also found out that he's currently a pro scout for the Oilers. Just trying to find out how long he's been doing that.
Entry Draft: 1978 Third Round Pick (41st overall) by the
Colorado Rockies
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