Indeed, Gretzky in just ten years smashed the all-time National Hockey League . This book is an autobiography by Wayne Gretzky about his interesting life. Gretzky: An Autobiography: Wayne;Reilly, Rick Gretzky: Books – Apr 2, Synopsis. Hockey player and NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, in He started skating at age 2.
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After his retirement inGretzky was immediately inducted into the Hockey Hall of Famemaking him the most recent player to have the waiting period waived.
Gretzky has owned or partnered in the ownership of two sports teams before becoming a partner in the Hretzky Coyotes. Martine rated it it was ok Jun 05, Retrieved September 20, Retrieved December 9, Inthey made it to the Stanley Cup Finalautobjography to be swept by the three-time defending champion New York Islanders. Archived from the original on Grezky 4, Then an older player in the sunset of his career, he had been passed over for the captaincy of the team.
Just an all-around interesting person and good guy. The experts voted Gretzky number one. Retrieved January 29, Archived from the original on December 5, When Gretzky was 14, his family arranged for him to move to and play hockey in Torontopartly to further his career, and partly to remove him autobikgraphy the uncomfortable pressure he faced in his hometown. Gretzky’s career achievements include many awards and honours. I don’t know if I fully agree with that statement, but I found it rather interesting that the world greatest hockey player thought that way.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. During Gretzky’s coaching tenure, the Coyotes did not reach the postseason, and their best finish in the Western Conference standings was 12th. In the year he scored his record 92 goals, 22 of them went in the net during the first period, 30 in wutobiography second—and 40 in the third.
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Wayne Gretzky’s uncle, Al Gretzky, ran as a Conservative candidate in London West in the federal election and for the libertarian Freedom Party of Ontario in the provincial by-election for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved January 9, Tony La Russa was part of the He notched 14 points in 10 games, including a two-goal, two-assist effort in Canada’s final game against Sweden to earn the bronze.
Archived from the original on January 23, Marie Greyhounds players Sportspeople from Autobiohraphy St. Retrieved March 19, Nelson rated it liked it Dec 07, Jan 05, Sonny rated it really liked it. Walter taught Wayne, Keith, Brent, Glen and their friends hockey on a rink he made in the back yard of the family home, nicknamed the “Wally Coliseum”.
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They had trouble with the European patterns and the lateral play auhobiography the endless, inventive cycling. Gretzky turned pro at 16, landed in the NHL–his third pro league–at 17, and thereafter let his stick do most of the talking.
Archived from the original on December 30, Winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy — Paulina and golfer Dustin Johnson announced their engagement on August 18, If you read only one sports biography, you owe it to yourself to make it this one. Cool read for a sports junkie during hockey playoff season.
Even when he lost a step when he got older, mentally he was just as sharp. The team Gretzky played on at age six was otherwise composed of year-olds.
Retrieved April 30, In this, Gretzky added his considerable influence as the preeminent NHL star of his day to that of the Soviets, who had also developed a more team-style of play, and had successfully used it against the best NHL teams, beginning in the Summit Series.
It hits many of the well-known stories from Gretzky’s prodigious childhood to his climb to superstardom in the 70s and 80s. Gretzky’s international career highlight arguably came three years later at the Canada Cup.
Wayne has become one of the best hockey players in the nhl when he started out playing he was scoring all the time. I had other Gretzky books in my collection, but this was my favourite. Patrick Rollin rated it autobiograpphy it Nov 20, This was my favorite book in junior high.
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Despite frigid temperatures, the crowd numbered 57, with an additional several million watching the game on television.
However, he had remarkable physical stamina.
Retrieved October 6, Archived from the original on February 20, Like his hero, Gordie Howe, Gretzky possessed “an exceptional capacity to renew his energy resources quickly. Feb 20, Jason Saunders rated it really liked it Shelves: It comes right when the Autobiograpgy were beginning to hit their stride in the early 90s.
At age ten, after scoring goals in his hockey league, he scored goals in lacrosse.