Wayne Gretzky's Hockey Career

  • The Great One was Born

    The Great One was Born
    Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario.
  • Small but Mighty

    Small but Mighty
    At age 6 Gretzky was playing with boys 3 years older than him in a variety of leagues.
  • Peewee Superstar

    Peewee Superstar
    At the end of his peewee season gretzky had scored an astonishing 378 goals.
  • OMJHL Career

    OMJHL Career
    By this point he was getting known around Canada. He was drafted to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the age of 16. In his first and only season there he scored 182 points in 64 games.
  • Signing with the Indianapolis Racers

    Signing with the Indianapolis Racers
    To start off his career he signed with with the Indianapolis Racers in the WHA.
  • Oilers Get Superstar

    Oilers Get Superstar
    After only playing 8 games for Indianapolis he got traded to the Edmonton Oilers.
  • WHA Closes

    WHA Closes
    The WHA folded so the Edmonton Oilers decided to join the NHL.
  • Gretzky's 1st NHL game

    Gretzky's 1st NHL game
    18 year old Gretzky gets a point in his NHL debut.
  • Hart Memorial Trophy

    Hart Memorial Trophy
    Gretzky won the Hart Mmeorial Trophy (MVP) in his first season in the NHL. He was the first player to ever win the league MVP in his first NHL season. He won this award 9 times from 1980-87 and in 1989.
  • Canadian Athlete of the Year

    Canadian Athlete of the Year
    Gretzky was awarded the Lou Marsh award, which is given to the Canadian athlete of the year.
  • 200+ Points in a Season.

    200+ Points in a Season.
    Gretzky ended his 1981-1982 season with an incredible 212 points with 92 goals, breaking multiple NHL records. He finished 4 seasons in total with 200+ points.
  • Athlete of the Year Award

    Athlete of the Year Award
    Wayne was the first ever Candian to win the Male Athlete of the Year award. He was also awarded Sports Illustrated Sportman of the Year.
  • All Star Game Record

    All Star Game Record
    Wayne broke the annual All Star Game record by scoring 4 goals in 1 period.
  • Oilers Win Stanley Cup

    Oilers Win Stanley Cup
    Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers both win their first ever Stanley cup.
  • Oilers Win Stanley Cup

    Oilers Win Stanley Cup
    The next year Gretzky and the Oilers win the Stanley Cup again for the 2nd time now.
  • Assist superstar

    Assist superstar
    Gretzky finished the season with 163 assists and 52 goals finsihing the season off with 215 points, which is still the record for most points in a season.
  • Oilers Win Stanley Cup

    Oilers Win Stanley Cup
    Gretzky and his Oilers win the cup for the 3rd time.
  • Oilers Win Stanley Cup

    Oilers Win Stanley Cup
    Greatzky and his Oilers win the Stanley Cup for the 4th time.
  • The Great One Gets Married

    The Great One Gets Married
    Wayne Gretzky gets married to his wife, Janet Jones and will eventaully have 5 children together.
  • Gretzky Gets Traded to L.A.

    Gretzky Gets Traded to L.A.
    Gretzky got traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Gretzky, McSorley and Krushelnyski got traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash, and the Kings first-round draft picks in 1989
  • Gretzky Slowing Down

    Gretzky Slowing Down
    This is Gretzkys last year to get awarded the Art Ross Trophy, which is awared to the player with the most goals.
  • Gretzky Moves to St. Louis

    Gretzky Moves to St. Louis
    After almost 8 full seasons with the Los Angeles Kings he was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Patrice Tardif, Roman Vopat, Craig Johnson, and two draft picks.
  • Gretzky Moves to New York

    Gretzky Moves to New York
    After a short time in St. Louis, Gretzky signed with the New York Rangers to play with his old teammate Mark Messier. New York would be Gretzky's last team.
  • Wayne Gretzky Leaves the NHL

    Wayne Gretzky Leaves the NHL
    Wayne Douglas Gretzky plays his final NHL game, after a long 20 years.
  • Wayne Gets added to the Hockey Hall of Fame

    Wayne Gets added to the Hockey Hall of Fame
    Wayne Gretzky was added into the Hockey Hall of Fame after 20 seasons in the NHL with an astnonishing 2857 points.
  • #99 Retired in the NHL

    #99 Retired in the NHL
    Gretzkys number 99 was retired leuge wide because of his outstanding play and sportsmanship.
  • Gretzkys back in the NHL

    Gretzkys back in the NHL
    Gretzky becomes the Phoenix Coyotes Head Coach and Part Owner.
  • Gretzky Steps Down

    Gretzky Steps Down
    Wayne Gretky resigned from his coaching role after 3 seasons, but is still a part owner today.
  • Gretzky Now

    Gretzky Now
    Wayne Gretzky is currently just a fan, but has told the NHL that he is interested in a team as a General Manager or President in the future.