Wayne Gretzky

By: Tyler

Wayne's Hockey Life!

Wayne Gretzky (aka: The Great One) Is considered the best NHL player of all time! Wayne played 20 years in the NHL, 9 with the Edmonton Oilers, 7 with the L.A Kings, 1 with the St. Louis Blues and ended with 2 years with the New York Rangers. Finally he left hockey with 40 NHL records and 15 play off records. Some of them were The Most Goals (894), assists ( 1,962) and most goals in 1 period (4). That's 55 records!!

Wayne's life as a Kid

Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario Canada on January 26, 1961 and now is 52. Like any normal hockey kid he had a backyard hockey rink and played on it all the time! His favorite book as a kid was a comic book called X-man and a chapter book called Journeyman! His favorite song was Gold Finger, also when he grew up there was lots of pictures of him everywere and he loved one of his own pictures!! When he grew up and went to school. He attended Ross Sheppard High School with his best freind as Mario Lemuix and then in 1976 he graduated from University of Alberta. After that he got drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1980. He was married to Janet Jones in 1982, 6 years after he graduated.

One Of His Not So Good Games

The loss to the lowly L.A Kings

The defeat of the Oilers against the lowly favored L.A Kings. Here is a little piece of the story on that.

The expectation, come the start of the playoffs, was that Gretzky and Co. were due to collect their first of many championships. A few cursory matters of business needed tending to, starting with an opening playoff series against the lowly Los Angeles Kings. Most great, pantheon-type teams have some crippling moment of shame that they need to put behind them, before establishing their dynasty, or some Olympus to surmount, but no one thought that Gretzky's Oilers would ever have to exorcise the memory of the 1982 LA Kings. The Kings won twenty-four games to the Oilers' 48 that season, and lost 41, finishing 48 points back in the standings. Their goalie, Mario Lessard, was, as hockey parlance goes, a "sieve," allowing 4.36 goals a game.

Wayne's Awesome Quotes

He has lots of awesome quotes but this is my favorite! You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Another one is, Growing up, I was always the small guy, the best one is " Ninety percent of hockey is mental the other half is physical!!!All of those amazing quotes are from Mr. Gretzky!

Wayne As A Father

Wayne is now 52 years old and has been married to Janet Jones for 21 years. Right now he has 5 kids, Ty Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky, Emma Gretzky & Tristan Gretzky

About The Author

My name is Tyler Brady and as many of you know I play hockey and would love to be like Wayne Gretzky and that is why I did the presentation on him! Right now I am playing 4 sports, Soccer, Lacrosse, HOCKEY and Running!! I like to play outside and play on video games but my favorite thing to do is play HOCKEY!!!!!!!!