Wayne Gretzky

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky Full Name: Wayne Gretzky


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: January 26, 1961 (57 years old)
Birthplace: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

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 NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers
  • 1983-10-05 Edmonton super star Wayne Gretzky scores a goal and assist in 5-4 win over Toronto in the Oilers season opener; starts NHL record 51-game scoring streak; ends 28/1/84
  • 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
  • 1999-10-01 Edmonton Oilers retire Wayne Gretzky's #99 in a pre-game ceremony before a 1-1 tie v NY Rangers, the last team for which 'The Great One' suited up in an NHL game
  • 2005-10-05 NHL great Wayne Gretzky makes his coaching debut for the Phoenix Coyotes in 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena
  • 2005-10-08 NHL great Wayne Gretzky gets his first win as a coach as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 at Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix

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