Wayne Gretzky

Personal Stats

  • Birth Date: January 26, 1961
  • Age: 62
  • Birthplace: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Physical Stats

  • Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight: 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)

On the Ice

  • Position: Centre
  • Shot: Left
  • Teams Played For:
    • Indianapolis Racers
    • Edmonton Oilers
    • Los Angeles Kings
    • St. Louis Blues
    • New York Rangers
  • National Team: Canada

Career Highlights

  • Playing Career: 1978–1999
  • Coaching Career: 2005–2009, Phoenix Coyotes
  • Stanley Cups: 4
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP):8
  • Art Ross Trophy (Top Scorer): 10

Wayne Gretzky's NHL Teams

Edmonton Oilers  (1979–1988)

Los Angeles Kings


New York Rangers

Check out a detailed look at all of Wayne’s stops (including the stats and trophies he won in each place!). 

top 10 wayne gretzky records

Wayne Gretzky, often referred to as “The Great One,” holds numerous NHL records, many of which are considered among the most unbreakable in the sport’s history. Here are Wayne Gretzky’s top 10 records:

  1. All-Time Leading Scorer: Gretzky is the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, amassing a staggering 2,857 points in his career (894 goals and 1,963 assists).
  2. Most Points in a Single Season: In the 1985-86 season, Gretzky set the record for the most points in a single season with 215 points (52 goals and 163 assists).
  3. Most Assists in a Single Season: During the 1985-86 season, Gretzky recorded 163 assists, a record that still stands.
  4. Most Consecutive 100-Point Seasons: He achieved 15 consecutive seasons with over 100 points, a testament to his consistent greatness.
  5. Most Goals in a Single Season: In the 1981-82 season, Gretzky scored an incredible 92 goals, a record that seems nearly impossible to break.
  6. Most Assists in NHL History: With 1,963 assists in his career, Gretzky is the all-time leader in assists.
  7. Most Consecutive Scoring Titles: Gretzky won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer for seven consecutive seasons, from 1980-81 to 1986-87.
  8. Most Points in Playoff Career: In the playoffs, Gretzky recorded 382 points (122 goals and 260 assists) in 208 games.
  9. Most Career Hat Tricks: He scored 50 hat tricks in his career, another record that may never be surpassed.
  10. Most Assists in Playoff Career: In the playoffs, Gretzky dished out 260 assists, showcasing his playmaking prowess even in high-stakes situations.

Wayne Gretzky's STanley Cups

Cup #1: Edmonton Oilers  (1979–1988)

Cup #2: Los Angeles Kings (1988-1996)

Cup #3: St. Louis Blues (1996)

Cup #4New York Rangers (1996-1999)

Check out all 4 of Wayne’s wins (and his two losses) in the Stanley Cup Finals. Some of his point totals will blow you away!

99: The only number retired across the entire nhl

Wayne Gretzky grew up wearning number 9 in tribute to his idol Gordie Howe. 

So why the switch to 99? 

When Wayne was 17 went with the junio Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds a player by the name of Brian Gualazzi was already wearing the number 9 – so he was forced to switch. Little did he know the number he picked would become associated with greatness. 

Read the whole story about the iconic number and how it all culminated in Wayne’s number being retired across the entire NHL.

Wayne Gretzky's First

Every star has there first and Wayne was no different. 

How did Wayne first: 

  • Score a goal: Against Vancouver
  • Get a contract: With the Indianapolis Racers 
  • Win a Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
    Learn more about Wayne’s firsts in his career

Wayne Gretzky's NHL Rookie Year

Well, Wayne never actually had a rookie year in the NHL. 

He had already played a professional year in the WHA so the NHL did not consider him a rookie. 

This leads to the answer to these two questions:
1. Was Wayne Gretzky drafted into the NHL?

2. Did Wayne Gretzky win the rookie of the year? 

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