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by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

“First of all I just want to thank everyone for a wonderful night,” said Oilers alumnus Wayne Gretzky.

As one of 160+ Oilers alumni, The Great One was all smiles as he took in the sight of a full Rexall Place bowl.

With too many memories to count, Gretzky was focused on living in the moment and saying farewell to an arena he called his home for 10 seasons.

“[Thank you to] The Oilers and all the players that came back and of course all the fans. Mark [Messier] and I were talking earlier — I don’t think there’s any other city where the fans would still be sitting here, I wish we could get out and play for them but we can’t do that anymore.”

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