There must be something in the Ontario water supply to explain why Canada’s most populous province has given the world so many incredible hockey players. Wayne Gretzky hails from Brantford, while Bobby Orr once called Parry Sound home. That’s only two athletes, you might say, but they happen to be ranked as the number one and two all-time National Hockey League players by no less an authority as The Hockey News.
Gretzky tops the list, and though his last name conveniently rhymes with his nickname, “The Great One,” it was his performance on the ice that gave the moniker teeth. Even after retiring in 1999, he still holds the record for most career goals in regular-season play (894), most goals in a single season (91 in 1981-1982), most career assists (1,963), most career points (2,857), and most three-or-more-goal games (50).
Little wonder, then, that when Gretzky retired, it wasn’t just the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers who retired number 99—every team in t...
For collectors of vintage hockey memorabilia, Gretzky’s Topps NHL rookie card from the 1979-1980 season is among the most desirable pieces of paper in the sport. Back in the late 1970s, O-Pee-Chee was branding those same Topps hockey cards with an OPC logo—both versions are collectible. Far more common are cards from his years with the Kings, Blues, and Rangers, although a card from Gretzky’s first year with each of those teams makes a nice set.
More than any other hockey player, Gretzky enjoyed a lucrative career endorsing products. As a result, many collectors of hockey memorabilia look beyond traditional objects like jerseys, pucks, and sticks to focus on boxes of Post cereal brands and kids lunch boxes.
But for those who must have a game-used jersey, a killer combo is to pair Gretzky’s blue and orange Edmonton Oilers road jersey from 1979 with his black and silver Los Angeles Kings road uniform from 1988.
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Here's Wayne Gretzky looking pretty drunk in Greenville, North CarolinaBusiness Insider, May 22nd
Wayne Gretzky, NHL legend and father of the gorgeous Paulina, was in Greenville, North Carolina last Tuesday, taking part in a charity golf tournament during the day, throwing out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game in the evening, and...Read more
Hey, It's Drunk Wayne Gretzky!Deadspin, May 22nd
Gretzky was in Greenville, S.C., last week, taking part in the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament. In the first round on Thursday, Gretzky and his partner Padraig Harrington shot a 66, well off the leaders in the 50s. What's to do after a crappy day on...Read more
Fans bid thousands on historic Wayne Gretzky memorabiliaCTV News, May 17th
It's the jersey the Great One wore when he scored his 500th goal. It's also the same jersey he wore during the 1987 Stanley Cup finals. Now that historic item is up for auction – along with countless more Wayne Gretzky memorabilia from a Fort McMurray...Read more
Wayne Gretzky memorabilia set for auctionSI.com, May 16th
Shawn Chaulk owns a hoard of everything Wayne Gretzky. He says it's all for a singular cause that only a full-blooded hockey lover can savor. "When you're a fan, fans are usually at a distance," he recently told The Canadian Press in the basement...Read more
Wayne Gretzky Auction: Sample Of Items Offered In Massive Online SelloffHuffington Post Canada, May 16th
Shawn Chaulk poses with his collection of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Wednesday April 16, 2013. Chaulk will have a variety of these items for sale at an upcoming auction. Chaulk's Gretzky collection goes on sale in an online...Read more
Wayne Gretzky gives the Leafs his thumbs upNBCSports.com, May 11th
Whether the Toronto Maple Leafs manage to come back in their first-round series against the Boston Bruins or not, they've succeeded in at least one area: impressing Wayne Gretzky. The hockey legend voiced his approval of the team to ESPN after seeing...Read more
Wayne Gretzky Endorses Alex Ovechkin for Hart Trophy, Thinks Adam Oates ...Russian Machine Never Breaks, April 29th
Despite a painfully slow start, Alex Ovechkin has had one of the greatest seasons of his career. He scored more goals than any other player, earning his third Rocket Richard trophy in six seasons. He finished third in the league in points. He led his...Read more
San Jose Sharks announcer receives $99 speeding ticket on Wayne Gretzky DriveAwful Announcing, April 27th
As it turns out, Hahn was driving a bit too fast on Wayne Gretzky Drive in Alberta and was caught speeding by a traffic camera. The result? A humorous and pretty ironic $99 ticket that matches The Great One's sweater number. Hahn doesn't doubt that he...Read more