Special Sub-Topic: All About The Great One
|When did Wayne Gretzky play his last game?|
April 18, 1999. Gretzky played his last game in New York against the Penguins. The Rangers lost the game in overtime. Gretzky recorded his final assist on a goal by Brian Leetch
|What part of the ice is known as 'Gretzky's Office'?|
Behind opposition's net. This is where Gretzky is his most dangerous. He has amazing vision of the ice and can feather a pass from almost anywhere on the ice.
|Who did Wayne Gretzky have his only on ice fight with?|
Neal Broten. Gretzky had a fist fight with Neal Broten the same night he was presented with the Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsman of the Year' award.
|How many 40 or more goal seasons did Wayne Gretzky have?|
12. Gretzky had 12 seasons with 40 or more goals. He had a brilliant season in 1981-82 with 92 goals.
|How many assists did Wayne retire with? (Including playoffs)|
2,223. Wayne finished his career with 2,223 assists - 1,963 regular season assists and 260 playoff assists.
|How many consecutive years did Wayne have 100 or more points?|
13. Gretzky scored 100 or more points from the 1979-80 season to 1991-92.
|What Canadian city was Wayne Gretzky born in?|
Brantford. Wanye Douglas Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario on January 26,1961.
|How many regular seasons games did 'The Great One' play for the St. Louis Blues?|
18. In 18 games with the Blues Wayne scored 8 goals and added 13 assists for a total of 21 points.
|What Brantford minor hockey team did Wayne play for from 1967-68 through to 1971-72?|
Brantford Nadrofsky Steelers. In his first year with Brantford Nadrofsky Steelers, Wayne only scored 1 goal. Not the most promising start to his wonderful career.
|What team did Gretzky score his 1851 point against?|
Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky scored his 1851 point against his old team in their area. It was a touching night that Edmontonians will never forget.
|How many Oilers made the 1986 All Star Game?|
10. Glen Sather picked the team - not to say that the Oilers weren't deserving of being there.
|What other player has worn the number 99?|
Wilf Paiement. Wilf Paiement played for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
|Who did Wayne face off against in his first NHL game?|
Stan Mikita. Wayne played his first NHL games against the Chicago Blackhawks.
|What player in Edmonton was known as 'Wayne's Bodyguard'?|
Dave Semenko. Dave Semenko will never be remember for his hockey skills. He was the one players had to deal with if they hit Wayne the wrong way.
|Which one of these names are NOT one of Wayne and Janet's children?|
Douglas. Wayne and Janet have three children - Paulina, Ty, and Trevor.
|Who sang 'O Canada' before Wayne's final game in New York?|
Bryan Adams. Bryan Adams substituted 'We're gonna miss you, Wayne Gretzky' for one of the lines of the anthem.
|What sport was Wayne's passion as a child?|
Baseball. Would hockey have gained such popularity if Wayne had played pro baseball? Probably NOT!!!
|Where did Wayne and Janet get married?|
Edmonton, Alberta. Where else could Wayne have gotten married. It was Canada's version of a Royal Wedding.
|When did Wayne get traded to the Los Angeles Kings?|
August 9 ,1988. It was the best thing for hockey, but it was the beginning of the end for the Edmonton Oilers. Soon many other high profile players made their way south to where the US dollar is (What other reason would there be to move to the States - just kidding - I am just a proud Canadian.)
|What Canadian Football team did Wayne co-own?|
Toronto Argonauts. Gretzky joined Bruce McNall and John Candy as a co-owner of the Toronto based football team.
|What team did Wayne call a 'Mickey Mouse Organization'?|
New Jersey Devils. It was the one 'negative' thing Wayne has said in his career. However, he did his best to make things right when he showed up to cheer the Devils on as they went on to win the Stanley Cup.
|What is the name of Wayne's dad?|
Walter. Walter Gretzky has been very involved with Wayne's career.
|What side of his jersey does Wayne tuck in?|
Right. This started when Wayne was a younster. His jersey were too big so his dad tucked the shooting side in.
|What did the city of Edmonton do for Wayne, as a tribute to his great years in Edmonton?|
Renamed a freeway and erected a statue. The City of Edmonton named a street (freeway) and created a statue after the Great One.
|What number did Wayne wear throughout his amazing career? Here is a hint - it is in the nineties!|
99 & ninety nine & ninety-nine. Wayne has many nicknames, but hockey fanatics will always remember the greatest player of all time - The Great One - 99.
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