There is a long list of Canadian hockey players who are considered to be the best ever. One of these is Marcel Dionne.
In His Junior Years
He began his career in hockey as a Peewee, as so many Canadian players did. He enjoyed his first junior season in 1968. This was when he played for the Drummondville Rangers. As he progressed, he joined the Ontario Hockey Association. He played for the St. Catharines Black Hawks. He became a rising star quickly as a young player. Throughout his career, he was followed closely by the media and was often a topic of the commentators. His scoring record was impressive. He had only one distasteful event. This was when his team’s bus was attacked by a mob during the Quebec City riot. Dionne’s junior hockey career came to a fantastic finish as he broke the Ontario Hockey Associations scoring record.
On to the NHL
It only stands to reason that Marcel would go on to play in the NHL. His career at this level started with the Red Wings. He played four seasons with this league and stood out as a star although the team itself was not doing well.
As a result of frustration, Dionne moved on to the Los Angeles Kings. At this time the deal he struck was known to be the best in the history of the NHL.
Eventually, he ended up with the New York Rangers, and this is where he ended his career. His reputation did not stop at this time, however. In 2004 he was proud to be featured on a Canadian postage stamp.
Overall his best season was from 1970 to 1980 when he racked up 137 points. He also set an NHL record as a rookie who was able to get 77 points. This is a record that has never as yet been beaten.