Legends by no means actually age however on Tuesday, Wayne Gretzky aka “The Nice One” hit a reasonably large milestone. The Hockey Corridor of Famer, and arguably the best participant to placed on skates, turned the large 6-0.
A winner of 4 Stanley Cups with the Oilers, 9 Hart Trophies, 10 Artwork Ross’ and two Conn Smythe’s, Gretzky notched 2,857 factors (894 targets and 1,963 assists) in 1,487 video games. By turning one other yr older, according to the NHL, he matched his NHL-best 60-game point-scoring streak that went from the top of the 1982-83 season (began on March 13, 1983) by means of Jan. 27, 1984 (sooner or later after his twenty third birthday). He additionally potted 60 hat tricks during his career — 50 within the common season and 10 within the playoffs.
When he hung up his skates in 1998, Gretzky retired holding (or sharing) 61 NHL information. Since then, he misplaced two (regular-season time beyond regulation assists and All-Star sport assists) however gained again points-per-game common — which leaves him with? You guessed it, 60.
With the large birthday, the hockey and sports activities world despatched b-day needs to the GOAT.
Wayne Gretzky, the person who might peer round corners and see the close to future, turns 60 in the present day. He awed us all.
— Michael Farber (@MichaelFarber3) January 26, 2021
Be a part of us in the present day in wishing The Nice One @WayneGretzky a contented sixtieth birthday! After 20 seasons and 1,487 video games performed within the @NHL, the 🇨🇦 hockey legend holds the report for probably the most targets scored with 894. 👏🎉
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— Canada (@Canada) January 26, 2021
Born on this date…60 years in the past in the present day…Wayne Gretzky.
“The Nice One” nonetheless holds or shares 61 NHL information!
A 4-time Stanley Cup Champion with the @EdmontonOilers he registered a modest (😉) 583-1086-1669/696 GP with the Oilers successful 8 of his 9 Hart Trophy’s in EDM.
— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) January 26, 2021
Think about if LeBron received eight MVPs in a row and 7 scoring titles in a row whereas averaging 50 factors a sport – and that is the equal of what Wayne Gretzky did in hockey.
Essentially the most dominant team-sport athlete of all-time turns 60 in the present day. Comfortable birthday 99
— Matt Larkin (@THNMattLarkin) January 26, 2021