Wayne Gretzky by the numbers: A look at ‘The Great One’s’ NHL career

Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One,” played his final NHL game on April 18, 1999, as a member of the New York City Rangers.

Over the course of 20 NHL seasons covering 4 teams, he ended up being probably the biggest hockey gamer of perpetuity and held 61 records at the time of his retirement.

Here are a few of the eye-popping numbers from Gretzky’s Hall of Popularity career:


Gretzky is the NHL’s all-time leader with 2,857 careerpoints He led the league in points in 11 seasons, which is likewise arecord Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux are the next closest to him on the list of players to lead the NHL in points with 6 seasons each.


Gretzky was a supreme passer, as evidenced by his NHL-record 1,963 helps. He holds the record with 16 seasons of being the league’s help leader; the next closest is Bobby Orr, who did it 5times Gretzky is the all-time leader with 1.32 helps per game, and his 260 playoff helps are likewise the most in league history.


Gretzky played 1,487 regular-season games in hiscareer He played 696 with the Edmonton Oilers, 539 with the Los Angeles Kings, 234 with the Rangers and 18 with the St. Louis Blues. He likewise played in 208 playoff games, which is connected for 16 th perpetuity.


Gretzky, naturally, is the NHL’s all-time leading goal scorer with894 That figure does not include his NHL-record 122 playoff objectives. Twenty-four of those postseason objectives were game- winners, connecting him with Brett Hull for the most ever. Gretzky likewise has the most short-handed objectives (73) and hat techniques (50) in league history.


Gretzky’s No. 99 ended up being the first NHL consistent number to be retired leaguewide in an event that took location prior to the 2000 All-Star Game. Gretzky’s No. 99 and Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in MLB are the just 2 numbers to be retired leaguewide in all of expert sports.


Gretzky’s 18 All-Star looks are the third-most in leaguehistory His 13 All-Star Game objectives are a record, as are his 25 All-Star Gamepoints He scored 4 objectives in the 3rd duration of the 1983 All-Star Game, the most ever by a gamer in a single duration of the display event.


The Art Ross Trophy, provided to the season’s highest- scoring gamer, went to Gretzky a record 10times He won it in 7 successive seasons throughout his time with the Oilers from 1981-87; the longest streak in the trophy’shistory His other 3 Art Ross prizes included the Kings.


Gretzky won the Hart Trophy, provided to the league’s most important gamer, a record 9times He won the award in 8 successive seasons from 1980-87, the longest streak in the award’shistory He won his final Hart Trophy in 1989 as a member of the Kings.


He won the Ted Lindsay Award, provided to the NHLPA’s most exceptional gamer, and the Woman Byng Trophy, provided to the gamer who “exhibit(s) the type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” 5 times each. His 5 Ted Lindsay awards (previously referred to as the Lester B. Pearson Award) are the most in league history, while the 5 Woman Byng prizes are the second- most all-time behind Hockey Hall of Famer Frank Boucher, who won it 7 times.


A four-time Stanley Cup champ, he caught the biggest trophy in sports in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988 with the Edmonton Oilers.


Gretzky was a two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 1985 and1988 Among 6 players in NHL history to win the trophy several times, he led the playoffs in scoring in 1985 with 47 points in 18 games and in 1988 with 43 in 19 games.