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Greatness personified

Saturday, 09.14.2002 / 6:35 PM / History
Greatness personified

Few careers were more star-studded or classy than that of Wayne Gretzky. The Hall of Fame center rewrote the NHL record book with singular blend of skill and savvy. NHL.com takes you for a tour of "The Great One's" career with a look back at his greatest game, his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame and Gretzky's place in the all-time hockey universe, plus much more.

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Wayne Gretzky: Greatness Ascendant
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When he wasn't obliterating the NHL record book, Gretzky spent some of his free time dominating All-Star Games and international competition.

NHL Records Held or Shared by Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 records listed in the League's Official Guide and Record Book.

Gretzky Stats Pack
During his 20-year career, Wayne Gretzky has captured 61 NHL scoring records. NHL.com provides a collection of Gretzky's career numbers.

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