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Simply known through the hockey world as “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky is considered by most to be the greatest NHL player of all time. Gretzky burst onto the NHL scene at the start of the 1979-80 season as the Edmonton Oilers migrated from the folding World Hockey Association to the NHL. That first season Gretzky would show the world just how great he was, scoring 51 goals and tallying 137 points, miles ahead of any other first year player. However, Gretzky was deemed ineligible to win the Calder Trophy since he’d already played in the WHA – another professional hockey league. Gretzky also ended up just shy of winning the Art Ross Trophy. He finished tied for first in scoring with Marcel Dionne of the Los Angeles Kings that year, but because Dionne scored more goals he got the trophy. Gretzky would not be shut out, however. He was award the Hart Trophy that year, the first of 8 in a row he would go on to win over the following seasons.
Gretzky’s achievements during his career are too numerous to mention but here are a few highlights: 4 times he broke the 200 point barrier, including an NHL record 215 during the 1985-86 season. No other player in NHL history has accomplished the feat once – though Mario Lemieux did score 199 in 1988-89. In 1981-82 he crushed the record of 50 goals in 50 games shared by the legendary Rocket Richard and Mike Bossy. Gretzky scored 9 goals in 2 games to reach the 50 goal barrier in an unthinkable 39 games. His pace would tail off (slightly) and he would finish the season with an NHL record 92 goals. During the 1983-84 season Gretzky went on a 51 game scoring streak, scoring a mind-blowing 153 points (3 per game!) over that span. Much attention is currently being paid to Sidney Crosby’s 20 game streak, and he isn’t even halfway to Gretzky’s mark yet. In total Gretzky led the league in scoring 10 times. When the dust settled on his magnificent career he was by far the NHL’s all time leader in goals (894), assists (1,963) points (2,857), and at the time of his retirement was more than 1,000 points ahead of the second place player – then Gordie Howe.
As great as his regular season achievements were, it was in the playoffs that Gretzky really thrived. Over his career he played in 6 Stanley Cup Finals (5 with the Edmonton Oilers and 1 with the Los Angeles Kings). 4 times (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) he captained teams to Stanley Cup glory, and if not for the fateful trade that sent him to Los Angeles in 1988 you can bet he would have hoisted at least a couple more. His statistics in the playoffs were every bit as impressive as in the regular season, and he holds the mark for the most playoff points in a single season (47) as well as most playoff points in a career (382).
Gretzky was also a great star internationally, playing for Team Canada multiple times from World Junior Championships to Canada Cups to the Winter Olympics. He, along with Mario Lemieux, led Canada to glory in the 1987 Canada Cup, setting up the tournament winning goal and giving Canada a thrilling 6-5 win in the third and deciding game of the series. In 1998, the twilight of his career, Gretzky finally had a shot at an Olympic gold medal, but Czech netminder Dominik Hasek spoiled the party and the image of Gretzky sitting dejected on the bench after Canada lost the semi-final game in a shootout to Hasek and the Czechs is one of the most poignant images in Canadian hockey history.
Gretzky not only shone on the ice, but off it, and is the greatest ambassador that the sport of hockey has ever seen. Such was the respect he earned that upon his retirement the NHL made the unprecedented decision to retire Gretzky’s #99 jersey throughout the entire league. Though it has been a decade since his retirement Gretzky’s legend lives on and Wayne Gretzky autographed jerseys are a prized possession to collectors and hockey fans everywhere.