Wayne Gretzky

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According to the Wayne Gretzky Biography, young Wayne would spend a lot of time on his home rink, now named "Wally's Coliseum." Most acknowledge that he acquired his skill and instinct of the game by playing on his backyard rink.

Soon after, his dad, Walter Gretzky, decided to make a backyard skating rink for him in order to have fun and practice his skating techniques. Wayne soon developed and mastered his unique skating stride.

During those early years, Gretzky developed his passion for playing hockey and for skating outdoors. It is also said that watching Hockey Night In Canada inspired this young, talented boy to play hockey ... and this future hockey phenomenon surely had in him some excellent hockey to play!

A Few Wayne Gretzky Stats:

Gretzky was born January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario.

His dad's name is Walter Gretzky and his mom's name is Phyllis Gretzky.

The Gretzky family was very close.

Wayne was the first child, the older brother to Kim, Keith, Glen and Brent Gretzky.

According to the Wayne Gretzky Biography, young Wayne would spend a lot of time on his home rink, now named "Wally's Coliseum." Most acknowledge that he acquired his skill and instinct of the game by playing on his backyard rink.

Some Childhood Highlights:

  • At the age of 6, in 1967, young Wayne would spend a lot of time on his home rink, now named "Wally's Coliseum." Most acknowledge that he acquired his skill and instinct of the game by playing on his backyard rink.
  • At the age of 7, in 1968, he scored 27 goals.
  • At the age of 8, in 1969, he scored 104 goals and 63 assists, in 62 games.
  • At the age of 9, in 1970, he scored 196 goals and 120 assists. in 76 games.
  • At the age of 10, in 1971, and in his 5th season of hockey, Wayne finished the winter hockey season year by tallying an unbelievable number of goals ... 378 goals to be exact. I don't know the number of assists, but I understand he played 68 games that season.
  • At the age of 13, on April 10, 1970, Wayne Gretzky had 1000 points under his belt.
  • At 16 years of age, he played hockey for a midget league and was drafted by Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. That same hockey season he was awarded the OHL rookie of the year. If you come across the Wayne Gretzky rookie card, you will be amazed to observe how young Gretzky really was when he was awarded this title.

Professional (adult) highlights:

  • At 17 years of age, on June 13, 1978, Wayne signed a contract to play pro for the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association (WHA). However, 12 games into the season he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers.
  • At the age of 18, in 1979, he tallied 137 points playing with the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL.
  • At the age of 23, 24 and 27, in 1984, 1985 and 1988 respectively, he along with the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup. He and the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL created the Oiler Dynasty by winning 3 Stanley Cups.
  • At the age of 28, on Oct 15th, 1989, Wayne had tallied 1,851 points.

I have compiled a list of Wayne Gretzky Stats from his junior hockey years, his 20 year NHL career, and his International hockey career.

He is still the hockey records holder for the professional hockey player having scored the most regular season goals. He currently possesses more than 60 NHL records.

"Gretzky sees a picture out there that no one else sees", coaches would say.

His vision of the game made him a unique and unparalleled special hockey player. His reaction time was split second and his stick handling astonishing. His lightning skating and puck handling skills won raves from fans, players and coaches. Many hockey spectators consider him to be the NHL's best playmaker ever.

He definitely had a superior understanding of the game of hockey and that is why in the hockey world, the term The Great One, is reserved for none other than Wayne Gretzky.

The Most Popular Wayne Gretzky Quote:

"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been."

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