As the NHL's official ambassador for their Centennial Celebration in 2017, Wayne Gretzky has several events he's excited for. It's not only the individual events he's eager to participate in and attend, but it's also the overall celebration of the game of hockey.
"I love the game," said Gretzky. "Everything I have in my life is because of the National Hockey League, and this is a great year. This is a great celebration for not only the teams but the individual players. The All-Star Game in LA is going to be a fun event with the top 100 players of all time, I'm looking forward to that. I'm looking forward to the outdoor game in Winnipeg in October. I'm just honoured and thrilled to be part of this whole hundred-year anniversary. It's a great honour for me."
In addition to his ambassador duties, Gretzky is leading the Oilers team of alumni in their game at the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, on October 23.