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Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
Center
Number: 99
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 26, 1961
Birthplace: Brantford, ON, Canada
Hometown: Brantford, Ontario
Acquired: Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on July 21, 1996.


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.