Wayne Gretzky's accomplishments are mind- boggling. He is the only NHL player to score over 200 points in a season. His number 99 is retired by all NHL teams.
Gretzky led the Edmonton Oilers to four Championships. After being traded to the Los Angleles Kings, he helped popularize hockey in California. Gretzky was named the NHL's MVP(Hart Trophy) nine times; no other athlete in any of the four major team sports has won that many MVP Awards. He also won the Lady Byng Trophy, emblematic of good sportsmanship, five times.
Gretzky retired in 1999 and immediately was inducted into Hockey's Hall of Fame. He later coached the Phoenix Coyotes for several seasons.
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