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Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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• Learned how to skate and play hockey in a backyard rink his father built named Wally Coliseum.

• Nicknamed "The Great One."

• Named to the Order of Canada in 1984.

• In 1988, his wedding was dubbed "Canada's Royal Wedding" and was broadcast live in Canada.

• Was part-owner of the Toronto Argonauts from 1991 to '94, along with John Candy and Bruce McNall. 

• Had his number, 99, retired league-wide by the NHL and was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1999.

• Won four Stanley Cups, nine Hart Trophy awards (NHL MVP), and 10 Art Ross Trophy awards (NHL scoring title).

• Became part-owner of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2001 and took over as head coach for the 2005-2006 season. Left both positions in 2009.

• Started the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in 2002 to help less fortunate youths get introduced to hockey.

• Other ventures include Wayne Gretzky's, a downtown Toronto restaurant, and Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery.