Essay about Wayne Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky Not many people can argue that Wayne Gretzky dominated the game every time he stepped on the ice. No player is rewarded the name, "The Great One", for no reason, and he has proven that since his first year in the NHL. Wayne Gretzky is by far, the greatest Canadian hockey player of all time. He holds the record for the most goals, assists, and overall points for both the regular season and the playoffs; he has won over 20 trophies throughout his career, and within his …show more content…
He also holds the record for the most assists at a whopping 1,962, and has a total of 61 official records throughout the regular season, playoffs, and all star games.

All through Gretzky's career he has been winning numerous amounts of trophies awarded to him by the National Hockey League that millions of people could only wish of possessing. He has won several different awards many times over, including ten Art Ross trophies, nine Hart trophies, two Conn Smythe, and five Lady Byng trophies. Each trophy has its own trait, or a quality that must be possessed by the player in order to win them, and Gretzky has definitely proved himself winning each one of these over and over again. Two of the NHL's most prized trophies, the Art Ross trophy for the leagues leading scorer, and the Hart trophy given to the leagues MVP, had been won by Gretzky an astonishing eight years in a row, starting from just his second year of playing in the league. Along with these awards, Waynehas been presented with several Lester B. Pearson awards for Outstanding Player and a Lester Patrick trophy in 1994 for Outstanding Service to Hockey in the U.S.To top things off, Gretzky has won three MVP awards for the 1983, 89, and 99 NHL All Star games, giving him a grand total of 35 awards in his 20 years of playing.

Winning the Stanley Cup is the dream for millions of hockey fans around the world. It is

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