Kidzworld has a biography of one of hockeys gretaest legends wayne gretzky we have pictures of the former star for the edmonton oiler and los angeles kings. Read cnn's fast facts about wayne gretzky and learn more about the hall of fame hockey player called the great one. Mario lemieux is credited as professional hockey player nhl, super mario , stanley cup playoffs mario lemieux (born october 5, 1965 in montreal, quebec, canada) was a professional hockey player in the national hockey league (nhl) from 1985 to 2004. Wayne douglas gretzky, (born january 26, 1961 in brantford, ontario) is a retired canadian-american professional ice hockey nicknamed the great one, total hockey: the official encyclopedia of the nhl calls gretzky the greatest player of all time he is generally regarded as the best player. Best of greatest hockey legends the greatest players all time hockey's most important players taylor went on to even set a record that only wayne gretzky. Across north america crosby earned comparisons to some of the game's all-time greats, including wayne gretzky and bobby orr nhl career at the 2005 national hockey league draft, dubbed the sidney crosby sweepstakes, the pittsburgh penguins selected crosby with the first overall pick.
What follows is a listing of the 100 greatest hockey players of all time, in my opinion as discussed earlier, the definition of greatness is a very personalized. Wayne gretzky wikipedia, this article is part of a series about wayne gretzky: former professional ice hockey player career achievements awards wayne gretzky. A biography of wayne gretzky the one of the greatest hockey player in the national league. Start studying edit learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Wayne gretzky spent his entire professional hockey career (20 seasons in the nhl and one in the wha) rewriting the record books when ‘the great one’ retired following the 1998-99 season, he held 61 nhl records gretzky’s stats have set the benchmark so high that it appears that many — if. Wayne gretzky a canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach he played twenty seasons in the nhl for.
Brent gretzky (born february 20, 1972) is a canadian retired professional ice hockey player, and the brother of wayne and keith gretzky he briefly played in the national hockey league (nhl) for the tampa bay lightning his brother wayne is considered the greatest player of all time. At the age of 10, gretzky scores 378 goals in brantford's atom league - still an age group record while playing in the prestigious international pee wee hockey tournament in quebec city's le colisee, the 14-year-old gretzky is frequently besieged by autograph seekers as a teenager, young wayne. National hockey league aktiv war gretzky wikipedia, paulina gretzky ( 1988), us amerikanisch kanadische sängerin, schauspielerin und model walter gretzky ( 1938), kanadischer eishockeytrainer und funktionär wayne gretzky ( 1961), kanadischer eishockeyspieler, trainer und funktionär siehe auch: wayne gretzky 99 award wayne. The great one so may records to hard to put all his highlights into one video but here are a few.
The name wayne gretzky is synonymous with greatness the brantford, ontario native, appropriately nicknamed the great one, began to re-write the record books when he first stepped onto the ice as an nhl player for the edmonton oilers in 1979 in the 20 years that followed, he built a strong case. Wayne gretzky doesn't need another article extolling his virtues as the greatest offensive player in the history of hockey gretzky eclipsed his hero gordie howe's record for goals, and by the time gretzky hung up his skates after finishing his last nhl game in 1999, he had scored 894 goals and. Wayne gretzky, in full wayne douglas gretzky, byname the great one (born january 26, 1961, brantford, ontario, canada), canadian ice-hockey player who was considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of the national hockey league (nhl. Born in brantford, ontario, wayne gretzky lived perhaps the most famous childhood of any athlete when he was six years old, his father, walter, built a rink in the family's backyard, and it was there that wayne skated for hours on end, every day, practising his skating, shooting and stickhandling and learning everything about the game from his dad.
Wayne gretzky holds or shares 61 nhl records: 40 for the regular season, 15 for the stanley cup playoffs and six for the nhl all-star game here's a summary of what is almost certainly the most amazing career record in the history of sports most points: 2,856 (1,485 games, 894 goals, 1,962 assists. Find wayne gretzky stats, teams, height, weight, position: center. Greatest hockey players of all time by samuel woodland biography awards he won biography most goals, including playoffs: 1,016 in 1,487 regular season and 208 playoff games i would name more but he broke 61 records bibliography wayne gretzky has many nicknames one of his nicknames is the great one he has that nickname.
Ty gretzky founded the gretzky hockey school in 2014 along with his dad wayne, to create a camp that aligned with “the great one” legacy at the gretzky hockey school, we encourage kids and families to join us for a week of skill development, and fun at the greatest hockey school in the world. Arguments emerged late in the 20th century about who most deserved to be called the greatest hockey player of all time perhaps it was the retirement of wayne gretzky. Lemieux tucked in behind wayne gretzky in the dying seconds, and when gretzky slid a perfect pass back to him, he snapped a quick shot under the crossbar, starting. Wayne gretzky known as the the great one, gretzky dominated the sport of ice hockey like no one before him - or since a supremely gifted and graceful player on. Awestruck pundits used to say he played with eyes in the back of his head wayne gretzky simply shrugged off the hyperbole and said he followed instinct by anticipating where the puck was going and foreshadowing.
Johannes peter “honus” wagner (1874-1955) was an american baseball player, active between 1897 and 1917 wagner is widely considered “to have been the greatest shortstop ever to play major league baseball, and one of the best all-around baseball players of all time” nicknamed 'the flying. Who would be the more impactful player in today's nhl (2015): wayne gretzky or bobby orr. Tony hand – the greatest player you’ve never heard of (selfhockey) submitted 4 years ago by mark49s col - nhl apologies for the somewhat incendiary title i. The definitive autobiography of a sports legend the nhl may never see anyone like gordie howe again known as mr hockey, he led the detroit red wings to four stanley cups and is the only player to have competed in the league. There has arguably never been a more dominant player in any sport than hockey's wayne gretzky nicknamed “the great one,” gretzky had a mix of preternatural ability, instinct, and charm that won him the respect of players and fans alike over his 21-year career in the national hockey league today is his 53rd birthday here are a few things you.