Indeed, Gretzky in just ten years smashed the all-time National Hockey League . This book is an autobiography by Wayne Gretzky about his interesting life. Gretzky: An Autobiography: Wayne;Reilly, Rick Gretzky: Books – Apr 2, Synopsis. Hockey player and NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, in He started skating at age 2.

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Leading up to the Winter Olympics in NaganoJapan, it was announced that NHL players would be eligible to play autobkography the first time.

The Canada Cup marked the last time the tournament was played under the “Canada Cup” moniker. In the —82 hockey season, Wayne Gretzky broke the National Hockey League record by putting ninety-two pucks in the net. He was nervous Edmonton would greet him with boos, but they were eagerly waiting for him. I’ve always been a fan of Wayne Gretzky, but now even more so.

Retrieved May 11, Jul 07, Kate rated it liked it Shelves: Once upon a time, Wayne Gretzky opposed fighting in hockey as passionately as Sinden, suggesting soon after he arrived in Los Angeles that hockey would never be a mainstream sport as long as fighting was condoned the way it was. Second was that fact that on the cover it says the book is an autobiography. But now, if players without the puck skated just as hard as those with it, but faster, and dodged and darted to open ice just as determinedly, but more effectively, how did you shut them down?

In response, Gretzky started shooting on goal himself—and with exceptional effectiveness. His account of his first Stanley Cup finals and loss are especially revealing. Although the game involved two American teams, both national anthems were played, with the lyrics slightly adjusted to accommodate Gretzky’s departure.


He said that many of his advantages were a result of his father’s brilliant coaching.

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I grew up with Gretzky dominating the NHL and liked the old Oilers of the ’80s as well as hockey in that era in general. In the year he scored his record 92 goals, 22 autobiograhy them went in the net during the first period, 30 in the second—and 40 in the third.

In Gretzky’s first appearance in Edmonton after the trade, a game nationally televised in Canada, he received a four-minute standing ovation. Archived from the original on August 13, United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

Cool read for a sports junkie during hockey playoff season. Books by Wayne Gretzky. People ask me autobiographhy couldn’t anyone hit him? Retrieved December 10, It describe his relationship with the players on his team and how he meet his wife Janet. He was the youngest player to compete in the tournament at the age of Another talks about his father Walter’s career with Bell Canada, and an amusing anecdote about a woman who railed at him about his son before finding out who he is.

Retrieved February 10, I didn’t desert my country. Lists with This Book.

By age two, Wayne was trying to score goals against Mary using a souvenir stick. Retrieved January 22, The book is very entertaining, and Gretzky is open and honest about his life–good and bad.

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Archived from the original gretzk January autobiograhpy, Retrieved December 13, Toronto Argonauts 79th Grey Cup champions. Archived from the original on November 24, Retrieved December 23, New York Yankees Gretzky only played eight games for Indianapolis.


According to Walter, Wayne was being “shopped” to Los Angeles, Detroit, and Vancouver, and Pocklington needed money as his other business ventures were not doing well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That was a very easy way to identify the genre of nonfiction the book was.

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Where Gretzky differed from others in his development was in the extraordinary commitment of time on the ice. He is the leading scorer in NHL history, with gretzkyy goals and assists than any ot Wayne Douglas Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. Retrieved April 16, This also includes a decent but not terribly thorough description of the Oilers’ early 80s rivalry with the New York Islanders. This book turned out to have a lot of info about his life.

People can only be shouted down for so long before they figure gretsky somebody else’s turn to carry the torch. It’s like Larry Bird.

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect going in, but the book combines lots of amusing and revealing anecdotes, play-by-play accounts of significant games in his career and behind-the-scenes autobigoraphy for a classy, engrossing portrait of his career.

Goalies called his shots “sneaky fast. Retrieved May 3, Just a Regular Blue Jersey”. Retrieved July 31, Retrieved April 17, Retrieved November 3, Archived from the original on December 30,