Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Top 8 Quotes By Baby Boomer and Hockey Star Wayne Gretzky

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gretsky1 Top 8 Quotes By Baby Boomer and Hockey Star Wayne Gretzky“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.”

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

“I don’t like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don’t like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it’s essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.”

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”

“All I wanted to do in the winters was be on the ice. I’d get up in the morning, skate from 7:00 to 8:30, go to school, come home at 3:30, stay on the ice until my mom insisted I come in for dinner, eat in my skates, and then go back out until 9:00. On Saturdays and Sundays we’d have huge games, but nighttime became my time. It was a sort of unwritten rule around the neighborhood that I was to be out there myself or with my dad.”

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

“The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.”

~Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Douglas Gretzky Born January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Canada. Former Canadian Olympic Hockey Player and Retired NHL player and member of the National Hockey League Hall of Fame.

Nicknamed “The Great One”, Gretzky was called “the greatest player of all time”. Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the NHL. He is generally regarded as the best player in the history of the NHL, and has been called “the greatest hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and coaches. Upon his retirement on April 18, 1999, he held forty regular-season records, fifteen playoff records, and six All-Star records. He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season–a feat he accomplished four times.

He met American actress Janet Jones in 1984 when he was a judge on the show “Dance Fever” and she was gretzky jones1 Top 8 Quotes By Baby Boomer and Hockey Star Wayne Gretzkya dancer, but they didn’t begin dating until 1987. Their July 17, 1988 nuptials at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton was dubbed “The Royal Wedding” by the press and broadcast live throughout Canada. “Guards” from the Edmonton Fire Department stood on the church steps. The event reportedly cost Gretzky over $1,000,000; Janet’s dress alone cost $40,000. They have 5 children: Paulina, Ty, Trevor, Tristan, and Emma.

Trivia:In 1989, he broke Gordie Howe’s record for most points in a career. It took Howe 26 years to get 1850 points. It took Gretzky only 10. Gretzky averaged over 180 points a season for those 10 years. His average was better than anyone else’s best (except for Mario Lemieux. Lemieux achieved over 180 points once in his career).

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