Wayne Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers from 1979-1988.
The 'Great One's" first year with the Edmonton Oilers was the 1979-1980 season.
The 1998-99 season.
18 years old. He joined the team, the Edmonton Oilers, in October, 1978, at the age of 17 1/2. Edmonton was admitted to the NHL the following year, October 1979, when Wayne Gretzky was 18 1/2.
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.
Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988
He was draftedin 1979 and born January 26, 1961. Wayne was never drafted. He entered the NHL, when the WHA and the NHL merged in 1979. Wayne was a member of the WHA's Edmonton Oilers. Thus never drafted by the NHL.
1999 is when he retired
Wayne Gretzky is not dead. As of February 2015, he is very much alive and well. He is married to Janet Jones, and he and his wife have five children.
Before the 1999-2000 season.
Wayne Gretzky's rookie card is from 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee and Topps.
Wayne Gretzky scored his 50th goal on December 30, 1981 in his game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
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In 98-99 he made $6,000,000
Wayne Gretzky became famous because at the age of 6,he skated with 10 year olds and by the time when he was at the age of 10,he scored 378 goals in 85 games cool right?
over 9000 gold coins
Rignt now none. But last year he was coach for the Phoenix Coyotes.
1998-1999 as a New york rangers
In the 1985-86 NHL Season, Wayne Gretzky scored 215 points as an Edmonton Oiler. He had 52 goals and 163 assists. Although he did score an amazing 92 goals in the 1981-82 season, the 1985-86 season was Gretzky's most prolific as far as points.
Wayne Gretzky started playing major junior hockey for thePeterborough Petes in the 1976-77 season in the OMHL (Now OHL) and the Sault Ste. Marie Grehounds in the 1977-78 season. He then singed a 7 year contract worth $1.75 million US with the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA when he was 17 the next season. The Racers where a struggling franchise always losing money, so he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers. The Season of 1979-80, the Edmonton Oilers where expanded into the NHL along with teams like the Winnipeg Jets and the Quebec Nordiques.At the End of the 1987-88 season, the Oilers traded Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings were he would play for 7.5 seasons, before being traded off to the St. Louis Blues during the 1995-96 season. At the end of that season he signed with the New York Rangers where he retired 3 years later after the 1998-99 season.