The "Great One" earned his nickname from his record setting and record breaking accomplishments in professional hockey as a player.
You can just say, "i am a professional hockey player" or call yourself an professional athlete in hockey. Anything you want really.
He is a Russian professional ice hockey player.
The Swedish born hockey player Kent Nilsson was known by the nickname "the Magic Man".
"Number Four - Bobby Orr!"
There are no educational requirements for becoming a professional hockey player. However, tons of training goes into becoming a professional hockey player. You likely would have to play hockey your entire life, practicing nearly every day. You have to not only be the best at the sport but have great strength and stamina. You would have to do cross-training to get these skills.
"Mr. Hockey" is the one and only hockey great of the Detroit Red Wings, Gordie Howe.