During Wayne Gretzky's career he was the best. He broke most of the records and they are still held by him today. These records include 40 regular seasons, 15 playoffs, and six All-star records. Gretzky set impressive records in both regular season and post-season play, holding the record for most career regular season goals (894), assists (1,963), points (2,857), hat tricks (50), and many many more. He got traded for a Canadian team to a USA team. After retiring he became the Canadian Olympic coach and lead them to a Gold Medal. In 2000, he became part owner of the Phoenix Coyotes, and in 2004 he became the team's head coach.
Wayne Gretzky showed the face of hockey to the USA. More people began to follow it and play the sport because of him. He coached players and taught them how to play. Hockey would never be where it was without Wayne Grtzky to show the way.