Wayne Gretzky made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers in 1980, but is best known as a one-time hockey legend and three-time NHL scoring champion. In 2013, the NHL inducted Gretzky into the Hall of Fame.
Began playing ice hockey when he was just five years old. Became a member of the Edmonton Oilers, where he played with the likes of Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri, Doug Gilmour, Grant Fuhr, and Peter Forsberg.
Made a name for himself by scoring at one of the highest rates in hockey history. Also racked up 74 goals in the 1989-90 NHL season.
Moved to the New York Rangers for the 1989-90 season.
Bestested his Stanley Cup goal, along with Brett Hull. Also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Calder Trophy as the NHL Rookie of the Year.
Took home the Hart Trophy, the NHL MVP award, in 1993-94, his first season with the Kings.
Led Edmonton in scoring in each of his first four seasons.
Made second career Stanley Cup run in 1994, when he won it as a King.
Made third career Stanley Cup run in 1999.
Winner of the Art Ross, Lady Byng Trophy, and Maurice (Rocket) Richard Trophies, considered NHL’s three highest individual honors. Won the Hart Trophy four times and Rocket Richard Trophy twice.
Took home the Art Ross, the Hart Trophy, and Art Ross Trophy in 2005-06 as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.
Made Stanley Cup with Los Angeles in 2012.
Fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe is about to join his legacy, as the former Edmonton, Winnipeg and Detroit star will play in his last NHL game on January 18, 2019, in his home state of Michigan. The 84-year-old Howe is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
He earned league records of 1,850 games played and 1,767 regular season points.
Is one of only two players in hockey history to record 600 goals and 500 assists for his career.
Grabbed regular season scoring titles in five of his eight full seasons with the Kings.
Is currently the third all-time leading scorer in regular season games played.