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Records and Honours

Hockey Hall of Fame Approves Gretzky

On June 23, 1999 Wayne Gretzky became the 10th and last player to have the three-year waiting period waived by the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee "by reason of outstanding pre-eminence and skill." The Hockey Hall of Fame made it official that Wayne Gretzky had joined nine others by being inducted immediately after retiring. The Hockey Hall of Fame also stated that Wayne will be the last player to receive such an honour.
Others to receive such an honour
1947 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper
1961 Maurice "The Rocket" Richard
1966 Ted Lindsay
1969 Leonard "Red" Kelly
1971 Terry Sawchuk
1972 Jean Beliveau
1972 Gordie Howe
1979 Bobby Orr
1997 Mario Lemieux

Gretzky and Hardware Thanks #99

NHL Retires #99

Prior to Wayne Gretzky's final game, April 18, 1999, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman set a precedent and declared that there would never be another player to wear number 99 in the league. The announcement only confirmed what everyone already knew in their hearts -- there would never be another Wayne.

The Record Book

Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 National Hockey League Records: 40 for the regular season, 15 for the playoffs and six for all-star competition. He played for four different franchises in 20 NHL seasons. Gretzky led his teams to the playoffs 16 times, winning four Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers.

Wayne Gretzky
b. Brantford, Ontario, January 26, 1961 Centre/Shoots Left-6' 180 lbs.

Career, Playoffs

Goals: 122
Assists: 260
Points: 382
Game-winning goals: 24
Three-or-more goal games: 10

Career, Regular Season

Goals: 894
Assists: 1,963
Points: 2,857
Goals by a Centre: 894
Assists by a Centre: 1,963
Points by a Centre: 2,857
Assists-per-game average (300+): 1.32
Three-or-more goal games: 50
Overtime assists: 15
Goals, including playoffs: 1,016
Assists, including playoffs: 2,223
Points, including playoffs: 3,239
40+-goal seasons: 12
50+-goal seasons: 9
60+-goal seasons: 5
100+-point seasons: 15
Consecutive 40+-goal seasons: 12
Consecutive 60+-goal seasons: 4
Consecutive 100+-point seasons: 13
Single Season
  • Goals: 92 in 1981-82
    Assists: 163 in 1985-86
    Points: 215 in 1985-86
    Goals by a centre: 92
    Assists by a centre: 163
    Points by a centre: 215
    Three-or-more goal games: 10 in 1981-82 & 1983-84
    Goals-per-game average: 1.18 in 1983-84
    Assists-per-game average: 2.04 in 1985-86
    Points-per-game average: 2.77 in 1983-84
    Goals, including playoffs: 100 in 1983-84
    Assists, including playoffs: 174 in 1985-86
    Points, including playoffs: 255 in 1984-85
    Most goals, first 50 games of a season: 61 in 1981-82 & 1983-84
    Consecutive point-scoring streak: 51 games in 1983-84
    Consecutive point-scoring streak from start of season: 51
    Consecutive assist-scoring streak: 23 games in 1990-91
    Fastest to 50 goals from start of season: 39 games in 1981-82
Single Game
Assists (tied): 7 (three times)
  • February 15, 1980 vs. Washington
  • December 11, 1985 vs. Chicago
  • February 14, 1986 vs. Quebec
    Assists, road game (tied): 7 vs. Washington
    Assists, first-year player: 7 vs. Washington
    Goals, one period (tied): 4 vs. St. Louis, February 18, 1981
  • Playoffs, One Year
    Points: 47 in 1985
    Assists: 31 in 1988
    Playoffs, One Series
    Points, finals: 13 in 1988 vs. Boston
    Assists, finals: 10 in 1988 vs. Boston
    Assists, other than finals (tied): 14 in 1985 vs. Chicago
    Playoffs, One Game
    Short-handed goals: 2 vs. Winnipeg, April 6, 1983
    Assists: 6 vs. Los Angeles, April 9, 1987
    Playoffs, One Period
      Assists (tied): 3 (five times)
      • 1st period, April 8, 1981 vs. Montreal
      • 3rd period, April 24, 1983 vs. Chicago
      • 2nd period, April 25, 1985 vs. Winnipeg
      • 1st period, April 9, 1987 vs. Los Angeles
      • 3rd period, April 12, 1987 vs. Los Angeles
      Points (tied): 4 (one goal, 3 assists) vs. Los Angeles, 3rd period, April 12, 1987
    All-Star Game
    Goals, career: 13
    Assists, career: 12
    Points, career: 25
    Goals, one game (tied): 4 in 1983
    Goals, one period: 4 in 1983, 3rd period
    Points, one period (tied): 4 in 1983, 3rd period
    Youngest to score 50 goals in one season
    Wayne Gretzky 19 years, 2 months, 7 days
    Jimmy Carson 19 years, 8 months, 6 days
    Pierre Larouche 20 years, 4 months, 18 days
    Craig Simpson 21 years, one month
    Mike Bossy 21 years, 2 months, 10 days
    Career, Playoffs
    Goals: 122
    Assists: 260
    Points: 382
    Game-winning goals: 24
    Three-or-more goal games: 10
    Milestones

    Most Goals, one game: 5 (four times)

    February 18, 1981 vs. St. Louis
    December 30, 1981 vs. Philadelphia
    December 15, 1984 vs. St. Louis
    December 6, 1987 vs. Minnesota

    Most Penalty Minutes, one game:
    20

    November 4, 1989 vs. Hartford (two misconducts)

    Fighting Majors:
    3

    with Doug Lecuyer (Chicago), March 14, 1980
    with Neal Broten (Minnesota), December 22, 1982
    with Bob Murray (Chicago), March 7, 1984

    Most Minor Penalties, one game:
    3 (twice)

    March 21, 1983 at Toronto
    March 1, 1985 vs. Los Angeles

    Consecutive Three-or-more goal Games:
    2 (three times)

    December 27, 1981 vs. Los Angeles (4 goals)
    December 30, 1981 vs. Philadelphia (5 goals)

    January 4, 1984 vs. Minnesota (4 goals)
    January 7, 1984 vs. Hartford (3 goals)

    February 21, 1984 at St. Louis (4 goals)
    February 22, 1984 at Pittsburgh (4 goals)

    First Point:
    October 10, 1979 vs. Chicago (assist)
    First Goal: October 14, 1979 vs. Vancouver (Glen Hanlon)
    100th Goal: March 7, 1981 vs. Philadelphia (empty net)
    500th Goal: November 22, 1986 vs. Vancouver (empty net)
    1,000th Assist: November 4, 1987 vs. Rangers
    802nd Goal: March 23, 1994 vs. Vancouver (Kirk McLean)
    1,050th Assist: March 1, 1988 vs. Los Angeles
    1,851st Point: October 15, 1989 vs. Edmonton (goal)
    2,000th NHL Point: October 26, 1990 vs. Winnipeg
    2,500th NHL Point: April 17, 1995 vs. Calgary
    Last Goal: March 29, 1999 vs. Islanders (Wade Flaherty)
    Last Point: April 18, 1999 vs. Pittsburgh (assist)

    NHL Trophies

    Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player):
    1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989
    Art Ross Trophy (Scoring Championship):
    1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1994
    Lady Byng Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player):
    1980, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):
    1985, 1988
    Lester B. Pearson Award (league MVP as selected by NHL Players):
    1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987
    Lester Patrick Trophy (contribution to hockey in the US):
    1994

    NHL Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
    Season Team GP G A P Pim GP G A P Pim
    1979-80 Edmonton Oilers 79 51 86 137 21 3 2 1 3 0
    1980-81 Edmonton Oilers 80 55 109 164 28 9 7 14 21 4
    1981-82 Edmonton Oilers 80 92 120 212 26 5 5 7 12 8
    1982-83 Edmonton Oilers 80 71 125 196 59 16 12 26 38 4
    1983-84 Edmonton Oilers 74 87 118 205 39 19 13 22 35 12
    1984-85 Edmonton Oilers 80 73 135 208 52 18 17 30 47 4
    1985-86 Edmonton Oilers 80 52 163 215 46 10 8 11 19 2
    1986-87 Edmonton Oilers 79 62 121 183 28 21 5 29 34 6
    1987-88 Edmonton Oilers 64 40 109 149 24 19 12 31 43 16
    1988-89 Los Angeles Kings 78 54 114 168 26 11 5 17 22 0
    1989-90 Los Angeles Kings 73 40 102 142 42 7 3 7 10 0
    1990-91 Los Angeles Kings 78 41 122 163 16 12 4 11 15 2
    1991-92 Los Angeles Kings 74 31 90 121 34 6 2 5 7 2
    1992-93 Los Angeles Kings 45 16 49 65 6 24 15 25 40 4
    1993-94 Los Angeles Kings 81 38 92 130 20 did not qualify
    1994-95 Los Angeles Kings 48 11 37 48 6 did not qualify
    1995-96 Los Angeles Kings 62 15 66 81 32 - - - - -
      St. Louis Blues 18 8 13 21 2 13 2 14 16 0
    1996-97 New York Rangers 82 25 72 97 28 15 10 10 20 2
    1997-98 New York Rangers 82 23 67 90 28 did not qualify
    1998-99 New York Rangers 70 9 53 62 14 did not qualify
    TOTALS 1487 894 1963 2857 577 208 122 260 382 66

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