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  Wayne Gretzky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a former professional ice hockey player and is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Gretzky's grandfather emigrated to Canada at the beginning of the 20th century from the town of Mogilev in Belarus.
Gretzky became the youngest player to score 50 goals but was not eligible for the Calder Memorial Trophy, given to the top NHL rookie, because of his previous year of professional experience.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wayne_Gretzky   (4336 words)

 Wayne Gretzky - MSN Encarta
Wayne Gretzky, born in 1961, Canadian professional ice hockey player, nicknamed The Great One, who is the National Hockey League (NHL) career leader in goals, assists, and points (goals and assists combined).
Gretzky was a skinny teenager playing a highly physical sport against grown men, but he was a dominant offensive player.
Gretzky won the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP on nine occasions (1980-1987, 1989) and won the Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer ten times (1981-1987, 1990, 1991, 1994).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574313/Gretzky_Wayne.html   (1450 words)

 CBC.ca - The Greatest Canadian - Top Ten Greatest Canadians - Wayne Gretzky
Gretzky was born January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario to Walter and Phyllis Gretzky.
Gretzky was a crucial component of the 1984 and 1987 Team Canada crews that won the Canada Cup.
Wayne Gretzky teaches his children the same qualities that made him a champion in every part of his life.
www.cbc.ca /greatest/top_ten/nominee/gretzky-wayne.html   (1773 words)

 Hockey Hall of Fame - 1999 Inductees - Wayne Gretzky Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wayne Gretzky was playing and excelling in the game of hockey with players twice his age and height.
Wayne Gretzky turned professional at the age of 17 with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association.
Gretzky's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 22, 1999 confirms his place in society not only as one of the greatest players to represent the NHL but also one of the finest men hockey has ever known.
www.hhof.com /html/ind99wg2.htm   (440 words)

 Edmonton Oilers Heritage Website - Wayne Gretzky
Gretzky set the NHL record for points in a season in 1985-86 with 215 and goals in a season (92) in 1981-82 (see the Record Breaker section for a more detailed rundown of his achievements).
Gretzky won the Hart Trophy as the League’s most valuable player in eight of the nine seasons he spent with the Oilers.
That year Gretzky played his first season in the NHL, but was forbidden to compete for the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie because of the full pro-season he had spent in the World Hockey Association.
www.oilersheritage.com /history/big_players_waynegretzky.html   (845 words)

 Wayne Gretzky : Rotoworld.com - Wayne Gretzky Biography from Rotoworld.com
Wayne Gretzky is expected to remain a minority partner in both ventures and should be back at head coach of the Coyotes next season.
Wayne Gretzky is noncommital as to whether or not he will be back as coach for the Coyotes next season.
Wayne Gretzky is so focused on making a late-season push for the playoffs that he isn't thinking about whether he'll remain the head coach of the Coyotes beyond this season.
www.rotoworld.com /content/playerpages/player_main.asp?leaguenum=&sport=NHL&id=0001   (1072 words)

 Wayne Gretzky Biography, pictures and stats - Hockey Fans
Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky was born on January 26, 1961 in the town of Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Wayne's career in Edmonton came to an end in 1988 when he was traded to the Los Angles Kings.
Wayne Gretzky would only be a Blue for the remainder of the 1996-97 season as he signed on with the New York Rangers as an unrestricted free agent and retired in 1999.
www.hockey-fans.com /players/gretzky.php   (526 words)

 Legends of Hockey -- The Legends -- Honoured Player -- Gretzky, Wayne -- Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gretzky had wanted to join the NHL, but the league's draft age was 20 and Gretzky didn't think it would help to play three years in the OHA until he was drafted.
When on the ice to kill penalties, Gretzky wasn't looking to ice the puck in a defensive role; he was looking to take the other team by surprise, to take advantage of their defenselessness to score shorthanded.
Gretzky played in the NHL's All-Star Game every year he was in the league and was the first player to be named game MVP with three different teams.
www.legendsofhockey.net:8080 /LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=p199901&type=Player&page=bio&list=ByName   (2181 words)

 Wayne Gretzky - The Official Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On June 2, 2000, Wayne Gretzky -- the greatest player in the history of hockey -- was introduced by Phoenix Coyotes Owner & Chairman Steve Ellman as the managing partner of the Coyotes in charge of all hockey operations.
Gretzky, the most honored player in a team sport with nine MVP awards and the only player in NHL history to record more than 200 points in a season, was voted No. 5 among North American athletes by SportsCentury's distinguished 48-person panel.
In April of 2003, Gretzky was named the first recipient of the International Horatio Alger Award, marking the first time in the history of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans that a member of the international community was formally bestowed an award by the prestigious organization.
www.waynegretzky.com /profile.aspx   (2267 words)

 The shocking trade - The Great Wayne Gretzky - CBC Archives
The hockey world is in a state of disbelief as Wayne Gretzky bids a tearful farewell to the city that adopted him through his incomparable 10-year career.
Wayne believes he can revive hockey in the United States or make it a sport to be watched by millions more.
Upon Gretzky's retirement, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman bestowed on "the Great One" the unique distinction of being the only player in NHL history to have his number retired by all member clubs.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-41-1093-6058/sports/gretzky/clip9   (836 words)

 The Sporting News: Hockey Scrapbook - Wayne Gretzky
To remove Wayne from the pressure of playing hockey in his hometown of Brantford, his parents arranged for him to transfer to the Young Nationals, a top minor hockey organization in Toronto where he'd have a chance for at least some anonymity playing bantam (14 years and under) hockey.
Gretzky became the top gate attraction in the OHA, an organization which had been suffering at the box office from the time the NHL and World Hockey Association launched their raids in 1973 on "under-age" juniors, that is players with remaining junior eligibility.
Gretzky had a goal and three assists in a 4-3 win by his team and consensus of opinion among the hockey people was, as one scout said it: "The kid is something special."
www.sportingnews.com /archives/gretzky/greatone.html   (1772 words)

 Wayne Gretzky biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (hockey)
Gretzky was not eligible for the Calder Memorial Trophy, given to the top NHL rookie, because of his previous year of professional experience.
Gretzky himself was considered a "traitor" by many Canadians for turning his back on his adopted hometown, his home province, and his home country.
Gretzky was named an officer of the Order of Canada on June 25, 1984, during his heyday with the Edmonton Oilers, for outstanding contribution to the sport of hockey.
www.popstarsplus.com /sports_waynegretzky.htm   (3823 words)

 ESPN.com: 'Great' and 'Gretzky' belong together
Gretzky shocked the hockey world by scoring 92 goals in 1981-82, beating Phil Esposito's record of 76 by 21 percent.
Gretzky has the record for most assists in a season with 163 in 1985-86.
Gretzky, who married actress Janet Jones in 1988 in Canada's version of the Royal Wedding, was no flop.
espn.go.com /sportscentury/features/00014218.html   (1286 words)

 TSN : NHL - Canada's Sports Leader
Gretzky's mother Phyllis was diagnosed with lung cancer in late February, and has begun chemotherapy treatment.
Gretzky, there is no question that he made the rig...
Gretzky is by far the classiest person in all spor...
www.tsn.ca /nhl/news_story.asp?ID=119126&hubName=nhl   (1401 words)

 AskMen.com - Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky wasn't just the best player of his generation, but possibly of all-time.
In a present day and age where it's almost routine for one of our heroes to be arrested, Wayne Gretzky personified class throughout his entire career and he still does to this day.
Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born January 26, 1961, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
www.askmen.com /men/sports/38_wayne_gretzky.html   (360 words)

 USATODAY.com - Mother of Wayne Gretzky dies at age of 64   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Phyllis Gretzky was with her son and grandson when Wayne had his number retired by the Los Angeles Kings.
The down-to-earth mother of five was perhaps the least known of the Gretzky family as she tried to maintain privacy for her children amid the spotlight of Wayne's celebrity status.
Wayne was her first-born child, and he learned how to play hockey on a backyard rink.
www.usatoday.com /sports/hockey/nhl/coyotes/2005-12-19-gretzky-mom_x.htm   (418 words)

 Wayne Gretzky- The Great One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wayne Gretzky loved setting records, but what he loved above all was helping his team win the Stanley Cup.
Wayne won the Art Ross Trophy Award (for leader in points, regular season) 10 times and the Hart Trophy Award (for most valuable player) 9 times.
I admire Wayne Gretzky because he is a great hockey player with an excellent team spirit.
www.occdsb.on.ca /~sel/cahero/wayne_gretzky.htm   (186 words)

 SI.com - 2006 Winter Olympics - Michael Farber: Gretzky needs to stay away from Turin - Wednesday March 22, 2006 11:18AM
The Team Canada executive director, because of his ties to Tocchet in Phoenix and the alleged involvement of his wife, Janet Jones, would be the biggest story at the Olympics the second he arrived in Italy, subsuming the tournament itself.
Gretzky always has been smart enough to see the biggest of pictures.
As the New Jersey investigation lurches forward, Gretzky is on the fringes, singed by his associations.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2006/olympics/2006/writers/02/09/wayne.gretzky   (688 words)

 Celizic: Gretzky won't prove distraction like T.O. - Ice hockey - MSNBC.com
The scandal isn’t going to go away, despite Gretzky’s pronouncement on his arrival Tuesday that “it’s over and done with.” He acknowledged that if Team Canada fails to strike gold, he’ll be blamed, but there is really no connection between his problems and the team’s performance.
Besides, Gretzky is the Great One, the biggest icon in the game, and the players are more likely to rally around him than to be divided by the controversy.
This is Gretzky saying he didn’t have anything to do with his wife’s little side business, and if that’s what he says, that’s what Team Canada will choose to believe.
msnbc.msn.com /id/11366578   (898 words)

 Wayne Gretzky Photos - Wayne Gretzky News - Wayne Gretzky Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wayne Gretzky is known as the greatest hockey player of all time.
Wayne was general manager for Team Canada in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Wayne was a member of the 1998 Canadian Olympic hockey team.
www.tv.com /wayne-gretzky/person/94169/summary.html   (283 words)

 CNN/SI - NHL Hockey - SI's Reilly: No fuss necessary in Wayne's world - Thursday April 22, 1999 06:36 PM
On Sunday, as Gretzky played his last game, I heard people say he was the Michael Jordan of hockey.
Gretzky took the single-season points record from 152 to 215, an increase of 41%.
Yet to sit next to Gretzky on a plane, you were sure he ran a small life-insurance agency in Keokuk, Iowa.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /hockey/nhl/news/1999/04/14/gretzky_tribute   (702 words)

 The Not-As-Great One - hockey player Wayne Gretzky's brother, Brent Gretzky Hockey Digest - Find Articles
Gretzky might sound like a hockey bad boy, the kind of player you might expect to lead the league in penalty minutes.
The Gretzky boys (Brent, Wayne, 34-year-old Keith, and 31-year old Glenn) might be competitive, but Brent says their father, Walter, was equally proud of all their achievements.
Brent was barely old enough to skate when Wayne left the Gretzky family's Brantford, Ontario, home to begin his meteoric rise to NHL stardom.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCM/is_7_29/ai_73023302   (478 words)

 Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Wayne Gretzky
Born in Brantford, Ontario, on Jan. 26, 1961, Wayne Gretzky was skating at the age of two.
Gretzky demurely attempts to explain the unfathomable by saying that he had a break on the competition, having started skating at two, when most kids were getting their start at six or seven.
Gretzky is also partners with a group in San Diego that is building Wayne Gretzky Roller Hockey Centers, each of which are $4 million projects.
www.cigaraficionado.com /Cigar/CA_Profiles/People_Profile/0,2540,13,00.html   (7816 words)

 USATODAY.com - Wayne Gretzky's grandmother dies at 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BRANTFORD, Ontario (AP) —; Wayne Gretzky is mourning the death of his grandmother, three weeks after the hockey great's mother died.
Hockin was released from the hospital to attend her daughter's funeral Dec. 22.
Wayne Gretzky took a 10-day leave of absence from the Coyotes to be with his mother, who died of lung cancer Dec. 19 in Brantford.
www.usatoday.com /sports/hockey/nhl/2006-01-09-gretzky-grandmother-obit_x.htm?csp=34   (268 words)

 CDU to Gretzky: The Puck Stops Here!
The problem, of course, is figuring out how to debunk Wayne Gretzky, the most famous hockey player in history, the man who holds every meaningful NHL goal-scoring record yet whose greatest talent was setting up other players to score.
Gretzky "intends to do many of the things with his wife and children that playing professional hockey for 20-plus years precluded him from doing earlier." And that does not include, presumably, answering questions about where hockey pucks have been or are going.
The senior Gretzky still lives in the house where Wayne grew up; a swimming pool has replaced the famous backyard practice rink that Walter built for his young prodigy years ago.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/36/cdu.html   (1478 words)

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