On this day in 1961, Wayne Gretzky was born.
How did Wayne Gretzky start playing hockey?
Growing up in Brantford, Ontario, Gretzky practiced his skills on a backyard rink and played junior hockey. Though he was small in stature, Gretzky's intelligence, stamina, and knowledge of the game would lead him to greatness.
How many Stanley Cups has Wayne Gretzky won?
Gretzy has won 4 Stanley Cups playing for the Edmonton Oilers. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been voted the greatest hockey player ever in a survey of hockey writers, former players, general managers and coaches.