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Gretzky to debut second season of The Great One on 1 podcast

Messier, Robitaille, Oshie, St. Louis will be guests; episodes available May 27

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- 'The Great One on 1,' a multiplatform series featuring NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, will return for its second season with four podcast episodes on Monday, May 27, the National Hockey League announced today. The Hockey Hall of Famer will lead in-depth conversations with Stanley Cup winners Mark Messier, Luc Robitaille, T.J. Oshie and Martin St. Louis. Fans can subscribe and listen to NHL Podcasts at NHL.com/Podcasts as well as multiple iOS and Android podcast Apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and TuneIn Radio. The trailer is available here.

"With the growing popularity of podcasts and Wayne's ease as a conversationalist, we were confident the transition into this new platform would be seamless," said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President. "It should be no surprise to hockey fans that the greatest hockey player of all time also is a great interviewer."

"Hockey is what I know so it was a no brainer coming back for a second season," added Gretzky. "It's great to discuss this shared passion to hear what others' experiences were like. Winning the Stanley Cup is a life-altering moment. It's fun to hear how that moment plays out differently for people."

The Great One on 1 is part of the NHL's continued focus on creating compelling content that engages the broadest audience throughout the Stanley Cup® Playoffs. The podcast series joins 'Cup Confidential,' 'NHL Celebrity Wrap,' 'Skates Off' and 'Stanley Cup: 60' among other content offerings the NHL launched during this postseason.

This postseason, the NHL continued its groundbreaking, unfiltered inside-access to the Stanley Cup® Playoffs with the introduction of Cup Confidential. For the first time ever, NHL players have provided a first-person account of their playoff experience through a selfie video series produced exclusively for the NHL's social channels.

In addition, the League launched the NHL Celebrity Wrap video series featuring famous hockey fans sharing what they love most about the sport and playoffs. The video series features interviews with celebrities from the world of film, including actors Chloe Grace Moretz and Keanu Reeves; television, including actors Kenan Thompson and Sterling K. Brown; internet star and gamer Ninja; late night hosts Desus and Mero; NBC hosts Willie Geist and Carson Daly; Food Network star Duff Goldman; and many more.

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