Ten fun facts about Wayne Gretzky


Fact 1
Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself.

Fact 2
He is the leading point-scorer in NHL history, with more assists than any other player has points.

Fact 3
He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season—a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, he tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive.


Fact 4
He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999.

Fact 5
Despite his unimpressive stature, strength and speed, Gretzky's intelligence and reading of the game were unrivaled.

Fact 6
At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, and six All-Star records.

Fact 7
He won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and performance five times and he often spoke out against fighting in hockey.

Fact 8
Gretzky also became known for setting up behind his opponent's net, an area that was nicknamed "Gretzky's office" because of his adept skills in that area.

Fact 9
After his retirement in 1999, he was immediately inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, making him the most recent player to have the waiting period waived.

Fact 10
The NHL retired his jersey number 99 league-wide, making him the only player to receive this honor.


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