Marcel Elphege “Little Beaver” Dionne (August 3, 1951-) is potentially the greatest all-around points scorer the NHL has ever seen who was unable to win the coveted Stanley Cup. Dionne began his promising career with the St. Catherine’s Black Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey Association. In three seasons, he scored 154 goals and 221 assists in 148 games winning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy in 1970 and 1971 as the league’s leading scorer. The Detroit Red Wings selected Marcel with the second overall pick of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft. Dionne enjoyed a successful rookie campaign and three more seasons with the Red Wings, despite the team’s lack of playoff success. In 1974-75, he scored 47 goals and 74 assists for 121 points in 80 games, and then was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. In LA, he centered the line of Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor forming the famed “Triple Crown Line.” Marcel continued his scoring touch in the City of Angels where he had seven more seasons of 100 plus points and three with 90 or more. From 1974-1987, he played every game of the season ten times, led the league in shots on goal four times and shared the NHL lead for points in 1979-80. He and fellow Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky each scored 137 points, but Dionne was named the 1980 Art Ross Trophy winner as he scored two more goals than the “Great One”. In 1974 and 1975 Marcel was named the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner after posting only 10 and 14 penalty minutes, respectively.
Not only did Dionne possess a knack for scoring, but his abilities passing and playmaking were among the league’s elite. He earned the respect of his teammates and opponents in 1979 and 1980 when he was named the Ted Lindsay Award winner, formerly the Lester B. Pearson Award, the NHL’s Most Outstanding Player as selected by the NHLPA. Marcel played 18 years in the NHL with the Red Wings (1971-1975), the Kings (1975-1987) and the New York Rangers (1987-1989) without ever reaching the Stanley Cup Finals. On October 31, 1987, Dionne became the third player in NHL history t o score 700 goals. He was named to two NHL All-Star First Teams and played in eight NHL All-Star Games from 1975-1985. Marcel Dionne finished his career with 731 regular season goals and 1,040 assists in 1,348 games. In the playoffs, he scored 21 goals and 24 assists in a mere 49 career playoff games. Marcel Dionne Was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. The Hockey News ranked Dionne 38th on their 100 Greatest Hockey Players list in 1998; the highest ranked player to not win the Stanley Cup.
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