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Wayne Gretzky

Full Name: Wayne Gretzky
Nationality: Canadian

Profession: Ice Hockey Great
Why Famous: Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called the "greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. He is the leading point-scorer in NHL history, with more assists than any other player has points.

He is also the only player to total over 200 points in one season, a feat he accomplished four times. He won four Stanley Cup championships as a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

Born: 26th January, 1961 (54 years old)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Married Life

1988-07-17 - NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Historical Events in the Life of Wayne Gretzky

1979-10-14 - NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1980-04-01 - Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist
1981-12-27 - Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)
1981-12-30 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
1982-02-12 - Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record
1982-03-25 - Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
1983-02-08 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
1983-04-17 - Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game
1983-11-19 - Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"
1984-12-19 - Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
1985-03-29 - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
1985-04-25 - For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)
1986-03-07 - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist
1986-04-04 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
1987-04-05 - Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title
1987-04-09 - For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
1988-03-01 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist
1988-08-09 - Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
1989-01-21 - Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
1989-06-07 - Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
1989-10-15 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
1991-04-10 - LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal
1994-03-21 - Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals
1994-03-23 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
1999-04-18 - Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins

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