How rich is Wayne Gretzky?
Wayne Gretzky Net Worth:
|Birth date:||January 26, 1961 age 54|
|Birth place:||Brantford, Canada|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.8288 m)|
|Weight:||185 lbs (83.91458845 kg)|
|Profession:||Ice hockey player, Athlete, Coach|
|Spouse:||Janet Jones (m. 1988)|
|Children:||Paulina Gretzky, Emma Gretzky, Tristan Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky, Ty Gretzky|
|Parents:||Phyllis Hockin, Walter Gretzky|
|Siblings:||Brent Gretzky, Keith Gretzky, Glen Gretzky, Kim Gretzky|
|Awards:||Hart Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, NHL Plus-Minus Award, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year|
|Movies:||NHL: All Access!, King's Ransom, NHL Greatest Moments|
Wayne Gretzky Net Worth:
Wayne Gretzky Net Worth $200 Million
Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC (/rtski/; produced January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. Nicknamed “The Great One”, he continues to be called “the best hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and also the NHL itself. He could be the top point-scorer in NHL history, with more assists than any player has points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200points in a single season — a feat he accomplished four times. Moreover, he tallied over 100points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them straight. During the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season records, 15 playoff records, and six All-Star records. As of 2014, he still holds 60 NHL records.
Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario Gretzky honed his abilities at a backyard rink and often played minor hockey at a level way above his peers. Despite his unimpressive height, strength and speed, Gretzky’s brains and reading of the match were unrivaled. He was adept at dodging checks from opposing players, and he could consistently anticipate where the puck would be and do the proper move in the proper time. Gretzky also became known for setting up behind his opponent’s net, an area that has been nicknamed “Gretzky’s office”.
When the WHA folded, the Oilers joined the NHL, where he established many scoring records and directed his team to four Stanley Cup titles. His trade to the La Kings on August 9, 1988, had an instant effect on the team’s performance, finally leading them to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, and he’s credited with popularizing ice hockey in California. Gretzky played briefly for the St. Louis Blues before concluding his career with the New York Rangers. He won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and performance five times, and frequently spoke out against fighting in ice hockey.
After his retirement in 1999, he was immediately inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame, making him the latest player to get the waiting period waived. Gretzky became executive director for the Canadian national men’s hockey team during the 2002 Winter Olympics, where the team won a gold medal. In September 2009, after the franchise’s insolvency, Gretzky stepped down as trainer and relinquished his ownership share.