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Gretzky, Wayne, 1961-; Retirement; National Hockey League
Wayne Gretzky’s retirement marks the end of the career of one of the greatest sports stars of the century and the greatest hockey player of all time. A list of his achievements is mind boggling: Nine Hart Trophies as regular season MVP all in the 1980s; Two Conn Symthe Trophies as MVP in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; Five times the winner of Lester Pearson Award given to the outstanding player as voted by the players; Four Time Lady Bing Trophy winner as most gentlemanly player. He is the owner of over sixty NHL career records including goals (894), assists (1962) and points (2856). He was the All-Star Game MVP four times including this season. The list goes on and on and on.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "A Tribute to Wayne Gretsky" (1999). On Sport and Society. 273.