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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
The Dionne file
By Phillip Lee
Special to ESPN Classic
Marcel Dionne was one of the most prolific scorers in National Hockey League history. His 731 regular season goals place him third on the all-time list behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. His 1771 total regular season points also trail only Gretzky and Howe.
Dionne played three seasons with the OHA's St. Catharines Black Hawks before the Red Wings selected him in 1971 with the second pick overall.
While Dionne played for the Red Wings and the Rangers, he will probably be best remembered for his stint with the Los Angeles Kings. As a King, he scored at least 50 goals six times and tallied at least 107 points seven times, including a league-leading 137 points in 1979-80.
Dionne was traded to the New York Rangers where he retired in 1989. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame became in 1992.
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