Wayne Gretzky did not play in college. He played for a few different teams in juniors in Canada before the WHA/NHL.
Wayne Gretzky was never drafted. He had a WHA contract with the Indianapolis Racers. In 1979 when the WHA merged with the NHL the NHL team associated was allowed to keep 2 players from their WHA team. Gretzky was obviously a choice for Edmonton and was therefore never drafted into the NHL.
Gretzky joined the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA in 1978.
Wayne Gretzky was never drafted into the NHL. In 1978 he was signed to the Indianapiolas Racers of the WHA (World Hockey Assosication). He was soon after traded to the Edmonton Oilers, which were then also part of the WHA. In 1979, the WHA folded and the Oilers transferred to the NHL. Most players were sent into the entry draft, but due to a specialty in his contract, Gretzky enjoyed the luxury of staying with the Oilers. Gretzky was also never drafted into the WHA. The NHL regulations say no team can sign a player under 20 years old. The WHA allowed this, so Gretzky just signed with the Racers instead of being drafted.
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Gretzky's first pro game was in 1978-79 season with the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers also of the WHA the same season. The 1979-80 season the WHA was absorbed by the NHL. Dave
The cast of Remembering the WHA - 2010 includes: Timothy Gassen as himself Wayne Gretzky as himself
No. Gretzky did with play for the Toronto Nationals Junior B team. Gretzky was also considered a good enough baseball player that the Toronto Blue jays offered him a contract.
Yes the last team he played for was the NY Rangers.
In 1978, he signed with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association (WHA), where he briefly played before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers
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Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers for 10 seasons, longer than he played for any other team. He was with the LA Kings for only 8 seasons.
Wayne Was Drafted Twice, Once to the WHA and Once to the NHL.
Wayne Gretzky did play in the Olympics in 1998 in Nagano. He managed the team in 2002 in Salt Lake City where Canada won gold. There was no winter Olympics in 2000.
In 1974-1975 he played for Brantford as his very first team. His first NHL team was the Oilers in 1979.
His NHL rookie season began with the Edmonton Oilers in 1979. But, he started his professional career in the WHA with the Indianapolis Racers and was traded to Edmonton for Mark Messier.
The National Hockey League's all-time leader in regular-season goals is Wayne Gretzky, with 894. Prior to Gretzky, the league's most prolific scorer was Gordie Howe, who scored 801 goals. On March 23, 1994, Gretzky broke the record with goal number 802. Gretzky scored 122 goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs during his career, so if we include the postseason, he is also the NHL's all-time leader, with 1,016. For seven years, there was a second major league, the World Hockey Association. If we combine NHL and WHA totals, Howe comes out on top, with 975 (801 in the NHL, 174 in the WHA). In this category, Gretzky stands second, with 894 NHL goals and 46 in the WHA, for a total of 940. If we factor in playoffs in both the NHL and WHA, Gretzky comes out on top. He scored 10 postseason goals in his single WHA season, for a grand total of 1,072. Howe is right behind him. He scored 28 playoff goals in the WHA and 68 in the NHL, for a total of 1,071.
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Gretzky last played for the New York Rangers.
Wayne Gretzgy was never drafted. He was originally signed by the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA in 1978. The Racers sold his contract to the Oilers because of financial problems. The WHA merged with the NHL in 1979.
Gretzky had his rookie season in the WHA (Indianapolis Racers) and his first season in the NHL was in Edmonton but not his rookie season as the WHA was a pro league at the time. He had 137 points with the Oilers and missed getting the Art Ross Trophy as top scorer because Marcel Dionne of LA had more goals.
Wayne Gretzky did not show a major interest to play in Olympic Hockey.