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On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Dionne became part of the second group of players to be named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.
On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Dionne became part of the second group of players to be named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.
==Playing Career==
==Playing Career==
Marcel's first junior season was in 1968 for the Drummondville Rangers of the former Quebec Junior Hockey League, in which he scored over two goals a game in Drummondville's losing effort in the Memorial Cup playoffs.
When the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League formed in 1969, he departed to play in the Ontario Hockey Association, then-regarded as a higher-calibre level of competition, spending the next three seasons with the St. Catharines Black Hawks.
Marcel became the league's preeminent star, winning scoring titles in 1970 and 1971 and adding a record 122 points in 43 playoff games. His scoring feats were marred by one of the most infamous events in Canadian junior hockey during the 1971 Richardson Cup finals against the Quebec Remparts.
Following a riot in Quebec City after the penalty-filled fourth game of the series in which Marcel's Black Hawks' team bus was attacked by the mob. The fifth game was played at a neutral site and the remainder of the series was not played due to fears of further violence.
Marcel finished his junior career by shattering the OHA's career scoring record, which was not broken until Dale McCourt did so in the 1977 season. He was subsequently drafted in the first round (second overall, behind Rempart rival [[Guy Lafleur]]) by the Detroit Red Wings in the [[1971 NHL Entry Draft]].
Marcel played his first four seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he was one of the few stars on an otherwise stagnant team that failed to make the playoffs.
Despite having teammates such as Alex Delvecchio and Mickey Redmond, his frustrations with losing were evident. His agent, Alan Eagleson pushed for more money & the owner of the Los Angeles Kings, [[Jack Kent Cooke]] offered him $300,000 per year.
A deal was struck with the Red Wings and Marcel was traded for [[Terry Harper]], [[Dan Maloney]], cash, and draft picks; Marcel then signed with the Kings and became their franchise player. At the time, it was the richest deal in hockey history
During his time with the Los Angeles Kings, he played eleven and one-half seasons and formed the famed "Triple Crown Line", centering Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor.
Despite Marcel's production during the regular season, he was frustrated with the Kings' lack of playoff success; they made the postseason from 1976–82 but only advanced to the second round three times for a total of 43 playoff games.
During the 1986–87 season, Marcel mentored the rookies of the Kings as Mickey Redmond had mentored him during his rookie years in Detroit. He took eventual Calder Trophy winner [[Luc Robitaille]], [[Jimmy Carson]] and [[Steve Duchesne]] under his wing.
Despite the rapport with the rookies, Marcel had a falling out with coach Pat Quinn; moreover, the aging Kings were on track to miss the playoffs.
He did not want to be part of a rebuilding project and either wanted an immediate upgrade to the roster or a trade to a contender. He was traded to the New York Rangers.
Marcel played his remaining two and a half seasons there, where the Rangers lost in the first round of the playoffs twice and missed the playoffs once. He retired in 1989.
==Career Statistics==
==Career Statistics==

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