Wayne Douglas Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "the Great One", he has been called the greatest hockey player ever by many sportswriters, players, the NHL itself, and by The Hockey News, based on extensive surveys of hockey writers, ex-players, general managers and coaches. Gretzky is the leading goal scorer, assist producer and point scorer in NHL history, and has more assists in his career than any other player scored total points. He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season, a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, Gretzky tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season records, 15 playoff records, and 6 All-Star records.Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Gretzky honed his skills on a backyard rink and regularly played minor hockey at a level far above his peers. Despite his unimpressive size and strength, Gretzky's intelligence, stamina, and reading of the game were unrivaled. He was adept at dodging checks from opposing players, and consistently anticipated where the puck was going to be and executed the right move at the right time. Gretzky became known for setting up behind his opponent's net, an area that was nicknamed "Gretzky's office".Gretzky was the top scorer in the 1978 World Junior Championships. In June 1978, he signed with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association , where he briefly played before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. When the WHA folded, the Oilers joined the NHL, where he established many scoring records and led his team to four Stanley Cup championships. Gretzky's trade to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9, 1988, had an immediate impact on the team's performance, ultimately leading them to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, and he is credited with popularizing hockey in California. Gretzky played briefly for the St. Louis Blues before finishing his career with the New York Rangers. Gretzky captured nine Hart Trophies as the most valuable player, 10 Art Ross Trophies for most points in a season, two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP and five Lester B. Pearson Awards for most outstanding player as judged by his peers. He led the league in goal-scoring five times and assists 16 times. He also won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for spo
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1999|
January 26, 1961|
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Indianapolis Racers |
Los Angeles Kings
St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
Wayne Gretzky is a former Canadian ice hockey player known as one of the best hockey players the game of Ice Hockey has ever produced. Also nicknamed as ˜the Great One', his NHL career lasted close to two decades from 1979 to 1999 for four separate teams. He is the player with the most number of goals and assists in the NHL history and held 61 NHL records at the time of his retirement in 1999. Playing in his very first NHL season for Edmonton Oilers, he was named the ˜Most Valuable Player of the Season'. And almost immediately after announcing his retirement, he was included in the hockey Hall of Fame, marking an end to a glorious career. He attributes most of his magnificent hockey skills to the fact that he started very early in his life and by the age of 2, he was already skating on ice and as he turned 6, he was playing with the teenage boys. To this date, Wayne holds 60 of the 61 records that he made during his career at the National Hockey League and served as the head coach of team Phoenix Coyotes for several years.
The rink in his backyard, which he honed his craft on, was called the Wally Coliseum.
He won the Lady Byng Trophy five times, broke six All-Star records, and looked down on fighting on the ice.
Wayne Gretzky's estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let's check, How Rich is He in 2021-2022? According to Forbes, Wikipedia, IMDB, and other reputable online sources, Wayne Gretzky has an estimated net worth of $250 Million at the age of 61 years old in year 2022. He has earned most of his wealth from his thriving career as a Ice hockey player, Athlete, Coach from Canada. It is possible that He makes money from other undiscovered sources
At the age of 61,
Wayne Gretzky height is 5 ft 11 in (1.8288 m).
His weight is 84 kg .
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● Wayne Gretzky was born on January 26, 1961 (age 61) in Brantford, Canada ● He is a celebrity hockey player ● His spouse is Janet Jones (m. 1988)● His height is 5 ft 11 in (1.8288 m)● His weight is 84 kg
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