Mark Messier, O.C.
Edmonton, Alberta and New York, New York (U.S.A.)
Known for his leadership skills both on and off the ice, hockey legend Mark Messier is considered one of the greatest players of all time. A 26-year NHL veteran, six-time Stanley Cup winner and the only player to lead two different teams to league championships, he is renowned for his perseverance and for his ability to bring people together in pursuit of a common goal. He contributes to various charitable causes and community programs, notably The First Shift, which aims to make hockey accessible to all kids.