Legends never truly age but on Tuesday, Wayne Gretzky aka “The Great One” hit a pretty big milestone. The Hockey Hall of Famer, and arguably the greatest player to put on skates, turned the big 6-0.
A winner of four Stanley Cups with the Oilers, nine Hart Trophies, 10 Art Ross’ and two Conn Smythe’s, Gretzky notched 2,857 points (894 goals and 1,963 assists) in 1,487 games. By turning another year older, according to the NHL, he matched his NHL-best 60-game point-scoring streak that went from the end of the 1982-83 season (started on March 13, 1983) through Jan. 27, 1984 (one day after his 23rd birthday). He also potted 60 hat tricks during his career — 50 in the regular season and 10 in the playoffs.
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When he hung up his skates in 1998, Gretzky retired holding (or sharing) 61 NHL records. Since then, he lost two (regular-season overtime assists and All-Star game assists) but gained back points-per-game average — which leaves him with? You guessed it, 60.
With the big birthday, the hockey and sports world sent b-day wishes to the GOAT.
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