The Great One turned fifty-eight years old this past Saturday.
Gretzky, regarded as the “Mount Rushmore” of professional athletes, played for four separate teams spanning the length of his career and won four Stanley Cups.
Gretzky currently holds NHL records in nearly every statistical category. This includes assists, points, goals, and hat tricks.
Gretzky also held the league record in sixty-one different categories by the time he retired from hockey in 1999âincluding forty regular season records, fifteen playoff records, and six different all-star records.
He won his first Stanley Cup in 1984, establishing the Oilers’ dynasty and ending the Islander’s four-year win streak.
Gretzky will always be known for demolishing almost every offensive record in the NHLâso happy birthday to you, oh Great One.