Wayne Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky
CC
Hockey Haw o Fame, 1999
Gretzky aug2001 closeup.jpg
Wayne Gretzky, 2001
Born Januar 26, 1961 (1961-01-26) (age 53)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Hicht 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Wicht 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Poseetion Centre
Shot Left
Played for WHA
 Indianapolis Racers
 Edmonton Oilers
NHL
 Edmonton Oilers
 Los Angeles Kings
 St. Louis Blues
 New York Rangers
Naitional team  Canadae
Playin career 1978–1999
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC (/ˈɡrɛtski/; born Januar 26, 1961) is a Canadian-American umwhile professional ice hockey player an umwhile heid coach. He played 20 saisons in the Naitional Hockey League (NHL) for fower teams frae 1979 tae 1999. Nicknamed "The Great Ane", he haes been cried the greatest hockey player ever"[1] bi mony sportswriters, players, an the NHL itself. He is the leadin pynt-scorer in NHL history, wi mair assists nor ony ither player haes pynts, an is the anly NHL player tae tot ower 200 points in ane season – a feat he accomplished fower times. In addeetion, he tallied ower 100 pynts in 16 professional saisons, 14 o them consecutive. At the time o his retirement in 1999, he held 40 regular-saison records, 15 playoff records, an sax Aw-Starn records.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 For his titles, see "University of Alberta: Honorary Degree Recipients (2000–2007)". Ualbertacentennial.ca. 2000. Retrieved July 1, 2010.