0 Wayne Gretzky’s father Walter played nine NHL seasons with several teams
The man is the greatest player ever.
Read all about the record-breaking player, his record life and career.
Wayne Gretzky’s career record for goals scored with the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings is 894. Gretzky holds the record for most goals scored in an NHL career. His goals at the age of 40 and 41 set records which are unlikely to be broken in NHL history.
Wayne Gretzky, who was born in Brantford, Ontario, became the sixth overall pick in the 1966 NHL draft.
In 1973 he joined the Edmonton Oilers, the then-NHL champion, where he became the team’s all-time leading goal scorer and their captain, according to ESPN. He remains the NHL’s all-time leader in goals and point-scoring for an entire season, as well as a leader in games played, playoff games, and Stanley Cup wins.
Gretzky won the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 and with the Los Angeles Kings in 1994. In 1991, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991
Gretzky retired from the NHL at the age of 35, receiving the National Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player and Art Ross Trophy, both for scoring points during a season. He had a winning record of 487-276-92, according to Hockey.com.
Gretzky became a celebrity as a pro hockey player and by marrying actress Janet Jones in 1983, he added the Hollywood Hills zip code to his middle name, Wayne Gretzky.
On Dec. 8, 2011, Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.