Mark Messier Scores Number 600

CAREER GOALS LEADERS
(AS OF OCT. 21, 1998)
No. Player Games Goals
1. Wayne Gretzky 1,423 886
2. Gordie Howe 1,767 801
3. Marcel Dionne 1,348 731
4. Phil Esposito 1,282 717
5. Mike Gartner 1,432 708
6. Mario Lemieux 745 613
7. Bobby Hull 1,063 610
8. Dino Ciccarelli 1,218 602
9. Jari Kurri 1,251 601
10. Mark Messier 1,360 600
Mark Messier scored his 600th career NHL goal Friday, becoming only the 10th player to achieve that feat.

With 600 goals in 20 NHL seasons, Messier is now in range to move as high as sixth on the all-time list by the end of this season. He can pass Jari Kurri, Dino Ciccarelli, Bobby Hull and Mario Lemieux by scoring just 14 more goals.

The table at right looks at Messier's place on the all-time scoring parade. The tables below recall his milestone goals and the goalies he has most often victimized.

MESSIER'S MILESTONE GOALS
Goal Date Team Opponent Place Goaltender
1 Oct. 13, 1979 Edmonton Detroit Edmonton Rogatien Vachon
100 Nov. 28, 1982 Edmonton Detroit Detroit Corrado Micalef
200 Nov. 5, 1985 Edmonton Vancouver Vancouver Richard Brodeur
300 March 15, 1988 Edmonton Buffalo Edmonton Jacques Cloutier
400 Nov. 19, 1991 N.Y. Rangers Vancouver Vancouver Kirk McLean
500 Nov. 6, 1995 N.Y. Rangers Calgary New York Rick Tabaracci
600 Oct. 23, 1998 Vancouver Florida Florida Sean Burke

ALL GOALIES
NHL goalies who have given up at least 10 goals to Mark Messier:
Goalie Years GA
Richard Brodeur 1979-88 20
Ron Hextall 1986-98 16
Tom Barrasso 1983-98 15
Brian Hayward 1982-93 15
Kelly Hrudey 1983-98 15
Don Beaupre 1980-97 13
Mike Liut 1979-92 12
Kirk McLean 1985-98 12
John Vanbiesbrouck 1983-98 12
Rejean Lemelin 1979-93 11
Greg Millen 1979-92 11
Craig Billington 1985-98 10

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ACTIVE GOALIES
Active goalies who have given up at least seven goals to Mark Messier:
Player Years GA
Ron Hextall 1986-98 16
Tom Barrasso 1983-98 15
Kirk McLean 1985-98 12
John Vanbiesbrouck 1983-98 12
Craig Billington 1985-98 10
Bob Essensa 1988-98 9
Daren Puppa 1985-98 9
Patrick Roy 1985-98 9
Ken Wregget 1983-98 8
Bill Ranford 1985-98 7
Damian Rhodes 1993-98 7
Mike Vernon 1982-98 7