Famous Leaders . “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky . “Skate to where the puck is headed not to where it’s been” - Wayne Gretzky & Walter Gretzky . Wayne Douglass Gretzky . Gretzky was born January 26, 1961 In Branford Ontario, Canada.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
“Skate to where the puck is headed not to where it’s been”
- Wayne Gretzky &
Gretzky was born January 26, 1961 In Branford Ontario, Canada.
Wayne’s father Walter Gretzky taught Wayne all he knows. One sad
thing is Walter had a stroke and does not remember Wayne’s career. Wayne was a great hockey player right from when he was young but he offend got threatened, and the parents called him a ‘Puck Hog’. They believe that this was because the children were jealous, and that the parents were jealous as well. Like all people Wayne had a inspiration. His hero was Gordie Howe. Howe wore the number 9 which is the reason behind Gretzky’s number 99.
When Wayne was 6 years old he joined his first team, but because of his extraordinary talent he played with 10 year olds. By the time he was ten Wayne had scored 387 goals and had 139 assists . By the age 13 he had 1,000 goals. Even though he was a good player he often got booed by other players, parents, and his own teammates. He moved to Toronto the further his career at the age 14. Wayne played Junior B hockey with the Toronto Nationals. Gretzky later earned Rookie Of The Year in the Metro Junior B Hockey League (1975-76) with 60 points in a short period of 28 games. When he was 15 he had 72 points in 32 games, still with the same team known as the Seneca Nationals. The same year he played three games with the Peterborough Petesin the OHA (Ontario Hockey Association) as a affiliate. The Scouts noticed him and late got his first agent. Bob Behnke. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds had picked Gretzky from a draft. Once Wayne was selected Walter announced to the team that Gretzky wouldn’t be moving to Sault Ste.Marie. They made an arrangement with a local family they knew and Wayne played a season with the Ontario Hockey League when he was 16 with the Greyhounds. The grey hounds was the team that he first wore the number 99. Continued…
The Wayne Gretzky Foundation is a foundation that Gretzky created that uses hockey to help in still positive life skills while contributing to making young people grow with more physical, emotional and social skills. This foundation raised $ 9,510 fir tsunami relief efforts. It helps teaches unprivileged youth important life skills through a sport.
Joseph Neil “Joey” Moss was born on September 25, 1963. He is currently the locker room attendant for the Edmonton Oiler’s of the NHL, the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Joey was born with Down Syndrome. Wayne Gretzky noticed dedication Joey brought to his job at the Edmonton Bottle Depot, so Mr. Gretzky to the Edmonton Oiler’s general manager (Glen Sather) that the young man to be given a shot at assisting them.
In the summer
of 1986 Gretzky was worried that Joey would forget everything he had
learned with the Oilers, So Wayne came up with the idea and called the equipment manager of the Edmonton Eskimos (Dwayne Mandrusiak) . He asked if Joey could work with them while they did their training camp. Wayne even said he would pay Joey’s wages instead of the team paying.