Sport Wayne Gretzky turns 60 and everyone wishes him a 'Great' birthday
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Legends never truly age but on Tuesday, Wayne Gretzky aka "The Great One" hit a pretty big milestone. The Hockey Hall of Famer, and arguably the greatest player to put on skates, turned the big 6-0.
A winner of four Stanley Cups with the Oilers, nine Hart Trophies, 10 Art Ross' and two Conn Smythe's, Gretzky notched 2,857 points (894 goals and 1,963 assists) in 1,487 games. By turning another year older,, he matched his NHL-best 60-game point-scoring streak that went from the end of the 1982-83 season (started on March 13, 1983) through Jan. 27, 1984 (one day after his 23rd birthday). He also potted — 50 in the regular season and 10 in the playoffs.
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When he hung up his skates in 1998, Gretzky retired holding (or sharing) 61 NHL records. Since then, he lost two (regular-season overtime assists and All-Star game assists) but gained back points-per-game average — which leaves him with? You guessed it, 60.
With the big birthday, the hockey and sports world sent b-day wishes to the GOAT.
Happy 60 birthday buddy, no hard feelings! ????????????— Esa Tiki Tikkanen (@tikitalk10)
Happy 60th Birthday, Wayne Gretzky! ????
Celebrate by taking a look back at The Great One's incredible career. ⬇️— NHL (@NHL)
Wayne Gretzky, the man who could peer around corners and see the near future, turns 60 today. He awed us all.
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Happy 60th to the Great One! I looked up to you and tried to play just like you when I hit Junior. Honoured to share a small piece of history with you ????— Doug Gilmour (@douggilmour)
Join us today in wishing The Great Onea happy 60th birthday! After 20 seasons and 1,487 games played in the , the ???????? hockey legend holds the record for the most goals scored with 894. ????????
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."— Canada (@Canada)
Born on this date...60 years ago today...Wayne Gretzky.
"The Great One" still holds or shares 61 NHL records!
A 4-time Stanley Cup Champion with thehe registered a modest (????) 583-1086-1669/696 GP with the Oilers winning 8 of his 9 Hart Trophy's in EDM.
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60 years of greatness
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Happy Birthday— Stinger (@StingerCBJ) ! hope it's a Great One!!!!!! |
Happy 60th birthday, Wayne Gretzky! ????????????????— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada)
Happy Birthday,— Spokane Indians (@spokaneindians) ! The Great One stopped by Avista Stadium in 2011 to watch his son, Trevor, play for the . ????
A special 60th birthday wish for the Great one.— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) , 4 x champion, great and member.
Happy Birthday!???? Greetings from the entire family and especially from Head Coach Don Jackson!????
Annemarie & Wayne Carpendale: As intimate as seldom: They share photos from the marriage bed
© Andreas Rentz / Getty Images, Instagram / wayne_interessiert_s Annemarie & Wayne Carpendale Annemarie (43) and Wayne Carpendale (43) are considered absolute dream couple: happy and scandal-free. On their Instagram profiles, the two often give special insights into their lives, also with son Mads (2). In addition to a lot of humor, there is always naked facts to admire. The two also share impressions from the marriage bed with the followers.— EHC Red Bull München (@RedBullMuenchen)
Happy birthday to Wayne Gretzky.
(Checks notes, sees he's turning 60, widens eyes in disbelief).— Spector's Hockey (@SpectorsHockey)
Wayne Gretzky is 60 years young today! 60! Time flies!
As you can see, I'm telling Wayne, it's not that bad...— John Shannon (@JShannonhl)
Number 60 for 99. The Great One, Wayne Gretzky celebrates his 60th Birthday today!— NYR Alumni Reports (@NYRalumni)
Imagine if LeBron won eight MVPs in a row and seven scoring titles in a row while averaging 50 points a game – and that's the equivalent of what Wayne Gretzky did in hockey.
The most dominant team-sport athlete of all-time turns 60 today. Happy birthday 99— Matt Larkin (@THNMattLarkin)
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‘Wayne’s World’ Stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey Reunite for Uber Eats Super Bowl Ad With Cardi B .
Dana Carvey said reuniting for Uber Eats as a benefit for local restaurants while making people laugh was a no brainer: “Wayne and Garth are the happiest characters we’ve ever played, and it just seemed like the world really needs them right now.” Cardi B even name-dropped her favorite local L.A. restaurant. “Y’all know I love to eat, and right now we have got to be supporting our local restaurants — like The Griddle Cafe in LA.,” she said. “So many spots are struggling right now, and it’s up to us to eat local! That’s why I teamed up with Uber Eats and my boys Wayne and Garth to help.