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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky  #99

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NUMBER: 99 BIRTHDATE: January 26, 1961
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Brantford, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 185
Shoots: Left
AwardsSeasons
Art Ross Trophy 1980-1981 / 1981-1982 / 1982-1983 / 1983-1984 / 1984-1985 / 1985-1986 / 1986-1987 / 1989-1990 / 1990-1991 / 1993-1994
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1979-1980 / 1990-1991 / 1991-1992 / 1993-1994 / 1998-1999
Conn Smythe Trophy 1984-1985 / 1987-1988
Hart Memorial Trophy 1979-1980 / 1980-1981 / 1981-1982 / 1982-1983 / 1983-1984 / 1984-1985 / 1985-1986 / 1986-1987 / 1988-1989
Lester Patrick Trophy 1993-1994
Ted Lindsay Award 1981-1982 / 1982-1983 / 1983-1984 / 1984-1985 / 1986-1987
Brother of Brent Metro OHA-B Rookie of the Year (1976) WJC-A All-Star Team (1978) Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1978) OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1978) OMJHL Rookie of the Year (1978) WHA Second All-Star Team (1979) Lou Kaplan Trophy (Rookie of the Year WHA) (1979) Hart Memorial Trophy (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1980, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999) NHL Second All-Star Team (1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998) NHL First All-Star Team (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991) Art Ross Trophy (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1994) NHL record for assists in regular season (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986) NHL record for points in regular season (1981, 1982, 1986) NHL record for goals in regular season (1982) Lester B. Pearson Award (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987) NHL Plus/Minus Leader (1982, 1984, 1985, 1987) WEC-A All-Star Team (1982) NHL record for assists in one playoff year (1983, 1985, 1988) NHL record for points in one playoff year (1983, 1985) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1984, 1987, 1991) Conn Smythe Trophy (1985, 1988) Selected Chrysler-Dodge/NHL Performer of the Year (1985, 1986, 1987) Dodge Performance of the Year Award (1989) Lester Patrick Trophy (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) Signed as an underage free agent by Indianapolis (WHA), June 12, 1978. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) with Eddie Mio and Peter Driscoll for $700,000 and future considerations, November 2, 1978. Reclaimed by Edmonton as an under-age junior prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Claimed as priority selection by Edmonton, June 9, 1979. Traded to Los Angeles by Edmonton with Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, Los Angeles' 1st round choices in 1989 (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Jason Miller), 1991 (Martin Rucinsky) and 1993 (Nick Stajduhar) Entry Drafts and cash, August 9, 1988. Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles for Craig Johnson, Patrice Tardif, Roman Vopat, St. Louis' 5th round choice (Peter Hogan) in 1996 Entry Draft and St. Louis' 1st round choice (Matt Zultek) in 1997 Entry Draft, February 27, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 21, 1996. Officially announced his retirement, April 16, 1999.
Quote of the Day

He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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