Wayne Douglas Gretzky is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Four-Team Hockey League from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great," he has been called by many writers, players, the NHL itself and The Hockey News. authors, former players, general managers and coaches. Gretzky is the top goalscorer, assist, and goalscorer in NHL history, and has had more assists in his career than any other player with an aggregate score. He is the only NHL player to total more than 200 points in a single season, a feat he has achieved four times. In addition, Gretzky has scored over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, including 14 consecutive. By the time he retired in 1999, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season records, 15 playoff records and 6 All-Star records.
During his 20-year career with the Edmonton Oilers, he won four Stanley Cups and set numerous milestones, including scoring over 200 points in four consecutive seasons. He's known as "The Great One" because he's largely regarded as the best hockey player of all time.
The Wally Coliseum was the name of the rink in his backyard where he polished his skills.
He was a five-time Lady Byng Trophy winner who also set six All-Star records and despised ice fighting.
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