Wayne Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky (1961-), nicknamed the "Great One", was a professional hockey player for four different teams in the 1980s and 1990s. He led the Edmonton Oilers to four Stanley Cup Championships. He holds the NHL records for points (200) and goals (92) in a single season, among many others. A hero to Canadians, he currently is a part owner and coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

Gretzky is widely considered to be the greatest player who ever played the game and the NHL has recognized his achievements by retiring his jersey number (#99) league-wide upon his retirement from the game.[1] He is the only NHL player to be given that honor, and one of only two professional sports players to receive it (the other being Jackie Robinson).

Quotes

  • "You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take" [2]
  • "I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."

Further reading

  • Dryden, Steve, ed. Total Gretzky: The Magic, The Legend, The Numbers, (1999)
  • Gretzky, Wayne, with Rick Reilly. Gretzky: An Autobiography,' '(1990),

References

  1. http://www.azhockey.com/shirts/shirtsRetired.html
  2. How to Sell to an Idiot: 12 Steps to Selling Anything to Anyone‎ - Page 89 by by John Hoover, Bill Sparkman
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