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Wayne Gretzky
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1999
A colour photograph of Wayne Gretzky in 2006
Gretzky in 2006
Born January 26, 1961 (age 59)
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Indianapolis Racers
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
National team Canada
Playing career 1978–1999
Website Official website
Medal record[show]
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Wayne Gretzky
Former professional ice hockey player
Career achievementsFreeway named after Gretzky
Awards

Wayne Gretzky International AwardWayne Gretzky 99 AwardWayne Gretzky Trophy
Video games

Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-StarsWayne Gretzky HockeyWayne Gretzky's 3D HockeyWayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey '98
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Wayne Douglas Gretzky CC (/ˈɡrɛtski/; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One",[1] he has been called the greatest hockey player ever by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself.[2] Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history, with more goals and assists than any other player.[3] He garnered more assists than any other player scored total points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, Gretzky tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season records, 15 playoff records, and 6 All-Star records.[2]

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