Ten years after retiring from the NHL, hockey legend Mark Messier (a.k.a. the Moose) is still making big plays on the ice.
Besides working as an Edmonton Oilers advisor and a Rogers' NHL Ambassador, the father of three is lending his star power to promote The First Shift, a program that aims to make Canada’s national pastime accessible to kids from all walks of life.
“Nine out of 10 kids in Canada aren’t playing hockey – the parents think it’s too expensive, not a lot of fun or too much of a commitment. So we wanted to break down those barriers and just help get kids on the ice,” he said.
Perhaps more than anyone, Mark knows the benefits of playing hockey firsthand. With the NHL season now in full swing, Hello! sat down with the 53-year-old in Toronto to learn more about the legend himself.
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