In celebration of its centennial season, the NHL released its list of the 100 Greatest Players to play the game. Throughout the season, we'll be profiling each of the 14 former Blues to be named to that list.
His name says it all ... The Great One.
Great with the puck, great shot, great leader and often recognized as the greatest hockey player of all time.
An unstoppable center for 20 seasons, Wayne Gretzky dominates the NHL record books. He holds numerous titles, including most regular season goals (894), most goals in a season including playoffs (100), most points including playoffs (3,238), most 40-or-more goal seasons (12), and many more.
From 1979 - 1999 Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and much to the pride of St. Louis, the Blues. Gretzky captained the club for his 18-game stint in St. Louis and averaged more than a point-per-contest in time period.
While hockey fans around the world will admire Gretzky in any uniform, St. Louis fans will never forget the glorious days he wore the Blue Note.