The Life and Times of Wayne Gretzky

Professional hockey legend Wayne Gretzky stars in a baseball movie about his life. Here are some facts about his life:

Gretzky was born Oct. 3, 1942 in Toronto.

As the lead in “All in the Family,” he scored 100 career goals, second-best in NHL history.

Gretzky made his first of 87 consecutive NHL All-Star appearances in 1983.

Gretzky set the record for career regular-season points by a player with 1,991. His first leadoff homer in the NHL didn’t come until 1980-81.

He was a defenseman for the Windsor Spitfires minor league team before playing his first NHL game on Oct. 12, 1962 against the Hartford Whalers.

When Gretzky signed with the Calgary Flames in 1969, the organization had just one existing player. To make room for Gretzky, they gave up two draft picks.

Gretzky was the league’s MVP four times and won the award six times in all. He also twice played in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Gretzky won a Stanley Cup in 1990 with the Edmonton Oilers, the third straight championship.

Gretzky has scored 10 goals in 20 career playoff games.

Gretzky was named captain of the Anaheim Ducks in 1988.

Gretzky has a pair of Stanley Cup rings (1988 with Edmonton, 1991 with the Ducks).

Gretzky played his final NHL game on Jan. 7, 1994 in Vancouver, and retired after the 1993-94 season.

Gretzky is the No. 1 all-time scorer in the National Hockey League with 894 goals and 1,879 assists. He’s in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Gretzky won seven Stanley Cups in his 19-year career. The first one came in 1978-79 with the Edmonton Oilers. His second championship with the Oilers was in 1980. He also won championships with the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.

Gretzky won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 1988 Olympics.

Gretzky has played in the World Hockey Championships 11 times.

Gretzky won the Art Ross Trophy for scoring the most goals in the NHL five times. He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the MVP of the playoffs. He had 12 100-point seasons and had a career-high 122 points in 1978-79.

Gretzky was a goaltender for the the Buffalo Sabres and he won his first of four Vezina Trophies in 1972-73.

Gretzky won four Hart Trophies for the league’s MVP and a Cup with the Oilers in 1989.

Gretzky scored the first goal of his Stanley Cup and record seven-goal game in 1976.

In 1997, Gretzky became the first player to play 1,000 games in the NHL.

Gretzky was the inaugural coach of the Anaheim Ducks.

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