Wayne Gretzky is generally considered the greatest hockey player in the history of the NHL and is the only player in the history of professional sports to have his number retired league-wide while he is still alive. Jackie Robinsons number 42 was retired by MLB in 1997. Gretzky scored 46 goals and 64 assists in his first professional season, winning the WHAs Lou Kaplan Trophy awarded to the leagues Rookie of the Year. When the WHA folded, the Oilers were merged into the NHL with three other teams and Gretzkys NHL career took off. Wayne made the Oilers a virtual instant contender as they built around their star center.In his rookie NHL season, Wayne led the NHL in assists for his first of 16 times and points for his first of 11 seasons including eight straight years. Waynes astonishing numbers with Edmonton culminated in the 1981-82 season when he scored a record 92 goals, surpassing Phil Espositos previous single-season record of 76, and 212 points, again surpassing Espos 152 points in a single season. This season he also surpassed the record of 50 goals in 50 games set by Rocket Richard and matched by Mike Bossy, when he scored 50 goals in 39 games. The Great Ones career was wrought with highlight after highlight and award after award. The high-powered Edmonton Oilers of the mid-1980s won four Stanley Cup Championships (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and Wayne was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 1985 and 1988 as he scored 47 and 43 points, respectively.
In 1988, Wayne was traded to the Los Angeles Kings where he led them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993, falling to the Montreal Canadiens in five games. Wayne was named to eight NHL All-Star First Teams and played in 18 NHL All-Star Games. Wayne Gretzky finished his career with 894 regular season goals and 1,963 assists for 2,857 points in 1,487 games while posting a +518 plus/minus.He also had 46 goals and 64 assists for 110 points in 80 WHA games. In the playoffs, the Great One scored 122 goals and 260 assists in 208 games capturing four Stanley Cup titles with Edmonton. Upon his retirement, Wayne owned or shared 61 NHL records. Wayne Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999. The item "1979-80 TOPPS #18 WAYNE GRETZKY ROOKIE CARD SGC 6 EX/NMT++FREE SHIPPING" is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles".
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