Wayne Gretzky By JACK JENKINS

Early Life

Wayne Gretzky grew up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He was born on January 26, 1961 and his mother was Phyllis Hockin and his Father was Walter Gretzky. He had 3 brothers and 1 sister, Keith Gretzky, Brent Gretzky, Glen Gretzky, Kim Gretzky. He played hockey from the start and was very exceptional early on.

Education

He went to Sault Ste. Marie and went pro before graduating highschool. He really looked up to his father and went to him for advice. He

Family

He married Janet Jones, who is a former actress. He had three sons and two daughters Ty Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky, Tristan Gretzky, Emma Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky. He is a Christian.

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.

legacy

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.

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