10 Incredible Facts About Wayne Gretzky

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10 Incredible Facts About Wayne Gretzky
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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 to be considered as the greatest athlete of the 20th century, ahead of legends such as Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth and Jim Brown.

As we take a moment to remember that today (August 9) is the 25th anniversary of the trade that sent Gretzky from Edmonton to Los Angeles, let's look at 10 incredible facts from his spectacular career.

 

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