Wayne Gretzky – hockey player, was born January 26 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Biography Gretzky is best known as the history of the legend of the National Hockey League, as well as nine times the owner of the title of the most valuable player.
Wayne was named the greatest NHL player by the version of “The Hockey News” in 1998. Among the assets of Gretzky: the first player by the number of points in the NHL, nine times the most valuable player.
Five years from 1984 to 1988, Wayne led his team “Edmonton Oilers” to own the Stanley Cup. Gretzky helped make hockey as popular as Hollywood. In 1988, he went to Los Angeles, where he became a member of the team “New York Rangers”. Together with this team, Wayne played until the end of his career. The last game in the biography of Wayne Gretzky was held on April 18, 1999.
A little later, in 1999, he was elected to the National Hockey Hall of Fame. NHL permanently removed his number 99 from the league. In 2000, Gretzky became one of the managers of the team “Phoenix Coyotes” NHL. Five years later, in 2005, he became the head coach of the team. The first year of his coaching was difficult. The team lost the season, Wayne’s mother and grandmother died, there was a scandal over gambling, in which the second coach of the team was involved.
Additional information: The nickname of Gretzky is “The Great One”. His wife, actress Janet Jones, starred in the films “The Flamingo Kid”, “A Chorus Line”.