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Wayne Gretzky

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 185 lbs. (84 kg)

Born: January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1999 (Full List)
As Coach: 4 Yrs, 143-161-24, 310 Pts (Full Record)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Coaching at Hockey-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Dec 19, 2014 6:25 PM

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1978-79 18 TOT WHA 80 46 64 110 43 20 19 37 9 0 270 17.0 ASW-2,Kaplan-1
1978-79 18 INR WHA 8 3 3 6 2 -3 0 3 0 0 17 17.6 ASW-2,Kaplan-1
1978-79 18 EDO WHA 72 43 61 104 40 23 19 34 9 0 253 17.0 ASW-2,Kaplan-1
1979-80 19 EDM NHL 79 51 86 137 51 15 21 37 13 1 6 62 23 1 284 18.0 AS-2,Byng-1,Hart-1
1980-81 20 EDM NHL 80 55 109 164 60 41 28 36 15 4 3 69 37 3 261 21.1 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-1,Ross-1
1981-82 21 EDM NHL 80 92 120 212 82 81 26 68 18 6 12 79 39 2 369 24.9 AS-1,Byng-3,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1982-83 22 EDM NHL 80 71 125 196 74 60 59 47 18 6 9 85 36 4 348 20.4 AS-1,Byng-5,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1983-84 23 EDM NHL 74 87 118 205 80 76 39 55 20 12 11 82 25 11 324 26.9 AS-1,Byng-6,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1984-85 24 EDM NHL 80 73 135 208 77 98 52 54 8 11 7 93 35 7 358 20.4 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1,Selke-25,Smythe-1
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 80 52 163 215 72 71 46 38 11 3 6 106 42 15 350 14.9 AS-1,Byng-7,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-24
1986-87 26 EDM NHL 79 62 121 183 67 70 28 42 13 7 4 82 33 6 288 21.5 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1987-88 27 EDM NHL 64 40 109 149 51 39 24 26 9 5 3 65 40 4 211 19.0 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-3,Smythe-1
1988-89 28 LAK NHL 78 54 114 168 61 15 26 38 11 5 5 62 42 10 303 17.8 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-1
1989-90 29 LAK NHL 73 40 102 142 49 8 42 26 10 4 4 70 30 2 236 16.9 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-4,Ross-1,Selke-26
1990-91 30 LAK NHL 78 41 122 163 55 30 16 33 8 0 5 70 51 1 212 19.3 AS-1,Byng-1,Hart-2,Ross-1
1991-92 31 LAK NHL 74 31 90 121 41 -12 34 17 12 2 2 46 42 2 215 14.4 AS-3,Byng-1
1992-93 32 LAK NHL 45 16 49 65 22 6 6 14 0 2 1 24 24 1 141 11.3 Byng-14
1993-94 33 LAK NHL 81 38 92 130 46 -25 20 20 14 4 0 42 47 3 233 16.3 AS-2,Byng-1,Ross-1
1994-95 34 LAK NHL 48 11 37 48 16 -20 6 8 3 0 1 15 19 3 142 7.7
1995-96 35 TOT NHL 80 23 79 102 34 -13 34 16 6 1 3 38 41 0 195 11.8 Byng-15
1995-96 35 LAK NHL 62 15 66 81 26 -7 32 10 5 0 2 34 32 0 144 10.4 Byng-15
1995-96 35 STL NHL 18 8 13 21 8 -6 2 6 1 1 1 4 9 0 51 15.7 Byng-15
1996-97 36 NYR NHL 82 25 72 97 33 12 28 19 6 0 2 46 25 1 286 8.7 AS-2,Byng-5,Hart-15
1997-98 37 NYR NHL 82 23 67 90 30 -11 28 17 6 0 4 43 24 0 201 11.4 AS-2,Byng-3,Hart-5
1998-99 38 NYR NHL 70 9 53 62 19 -23 14 6 3 0 3 26 27 0 132 6.8 1475 21:04 Byng-1
9 yrs EDM NHL 696 583 1086 1669 614 551 323 403 125 55 61 723 310 53 2793 20.9
8 yrs LAK NHL 539 246 672 918 314 -5 182 166 63 17 20 363 287 22 1626 15.1
3 yrs NYR NHL 234 57 192 249 82 -22 70 42 15 0 9 115 76 1 619 9.2 1475 21:04
1 yr STL NHL 18 8 13 21 8 -6 2 6 1 1 1 4 9 0 51 15.7
1 yr INR WHA 8 3 3 6 2 -3 0 3 0 0 17 17.6
1 yr EDO WHA 72 43 61 104 40 23 19 34 9 0 253 17.0
Career NHL 1487 894 1963 2857 1018 518 577 617 204 73 91 1205 682 76 5089 17.6 1475 21:04
Career WHA 80 46 64 110 43 20 19 37 9 0 270 17.0

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1978-79 18 TOT WHA 80 0.58 0.80 1.38 0.53 0.24 3.38 20 ASW-2,Kaplan-1
1978-79 18 INR WHA 8 0.38 0.38 0.75 0.30 0.00 2.13 -3 ASW-2,Kaplan-1
1978-79 18 EDO WHA 72 0.60 0.85 1.44 0.56 0.26 3.51 23 ASW-2,Kaplan-1
1979-80 19 EDM NHL 79 0.65 1.09 1.73 0.65 0.27 3.59 43 74 117 44 155 42 116 18 15 11.3 1.3 12.7 AS-2,Byng-1,Hart-1
1980-81 20 EDM NHL 80 0.69 1.36 2.05 0.75 0.35 3.26 42 85 127 46 207 67 116 17 41 12.3 2.0 14.3 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-1,Ross-1
1981-82 21 EDM NHL 80 1.15 1.50 2.65 1.03 0.33 4.61 68 88 156 61 265 75 123 14 81 17.2 2.6 19.7 AS-1,Byng-3,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1982-83 22 EDM NHL 80 0.89 1.56 2.45 0.93 0.74 4.35 57 102 159 59 236 77 134 35 60 16.1 1.9 18.0 AS-1,Byng-5,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1983-84 23 EDM NHL 74 1.18 1.59 2.77 1.08 0.53 4.38 69 94 163 63 249 70 134 31 76 17.4 2.2 19.6 AS-1,Byng-6,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1984-85 24 EDM NHL 80 0.91 1.69 2.60 0.96 0.65 4.48 58 108 166 61 249 61 127 37 98 16.6 3.0 19.6 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1,Selke-25,Smythe-1
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 80 0.65 2.04 2.69 0.89 0.58 4.38 41 129 170 58 260 69 162 42 71 14.9 2.1 17.0 AS-1,Byng-7,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-24
1986-87 26 EDM NHL 79 0.78 1.53 2.32 0.85 0.35 3.65 52 103 155 56 227 64 120 27 70 15.2 2.4 17.6 AS-1,Byng-2,Hart-1,Pearson-1,Ross-1
1987-88 27 EDM NHL 64 0.63 1.70 2.33 0.80 0.38 3.30 33 91 124 43 172 55 99 21 39 11.3 1.6 12.8 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-3,Smythe-1
1988-89 28 LAK NHL 78 0.69 1.46 2.15 0.78 0.33 3.88 45 94 139 50 213 72 169 43 15 13.2 0.9 14.1 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-1
1989-90 29 LAK NHL 73 0.55 1.40 1.95 0.67 0.58 3.23 34 86 120 42 181 59 153 39 8 10.5 0.8 11.3 AS-2,Byng-2,Hart-4,Ross-1,Selke-26
1990-91 30 LAK NHL 78 0.53 1.56 2.09 0.71 0.21 2.72 37 109 146 50 200 70 110 10 30 13.0 1.5 14.5 AS-1,Byng-1,Hart-2,Ross-1
1991-92 31 LAK NHL 74 0.42 1.22 1.64 0.55 0.46 2.91 28 80 108 37 151 65 114 16 -12 8.8 0.5 9.4 AS-3,Byng-1
1992-93 32 LAK NHL 45 0.36 1.09 1.44 0.48 0.13 3.13 13 39 52 18 90 36 60 12 6 4.2 0.6 4.8 Byng-14
1993-94 33 LAK NHL 81 0.47 1.14 1.60 0.57 0.25 2.88 35 84 119 42 162 78 138 29 -25 11.0 0.1 11.1 AS-2,Byng-1,Ross-1
1994-95 34 LAK NHL 48 0.23 0.77 1.00 0.33 0.13 2.96 19 64 83 28 63 29 70 16 -20 3.4 -0.1 3.3
1995-96 35 TOT NHL 80 0.29 0.99 1.28 0.42 0.43 2.44 22 75 97 32 124 55 101 19 -13 7.7 0.7 8.4 Byng-15
1995-96 35 LAK NHL 62 0.24 1.06 1.31 0.42 0.52 2.32 14 63 77 25 97 42 76 14 -7 5.8 0.6 6.4 Byng-15
1995-96 35 STL NHL 18 0.44 0.72 1.17 0.45 0.11 2.83 8 12 20 8 27 13 25 5 -6 1.9 0.1 2.0 Byng-15
1996-97 36 NYR NHL 82 0.30 0.88 1.18 0.40 0.34 3.49 26 75 101 35 125 41 83 11 12 8.2 1.3 9.5 AS-2,Byng-5,Hart-15
1997-98 37 NYR NHL 82 0.28 0.82 1.10 0.36 0.34 2.45 26 77 103 35 110 41 85 5 -11 8.2 0.9 9.1 AS-2,Byng-3,Hart-5
1998-99 38 NYR NHL 70 0.13 0.76 0.89 0.27 0.20 1.89 10 60 70 22 81 38 71 5 -23 3.3 0.8 4.2 Byng-1
9 yrs EDM NHL 696 0.84 1.56 2.40 0.88 0.46 4.01 463 874 1337 491 2020 580 1131 242 551 132.2 19.1 151.3
8 yrs LAK NHL 539 0.46 1.25 1.70 0.58 0.34 3.02 225 619 844 292 1157 451 890 179 -5 70.0 5.0 75.0
3 yrs NYR NHL 234 0.24 0.82 1.06 0.35 0.30 2.65 62 212 274 92 316 120 239 21 -22 19.7 3.0 22.7
1 yr STL NHL 18 0.44 0.72 1.17 0.45 0.11 2.83 8 12 20 8 27 13 25 5 -6 1.9 0.1 2.0
1 yr INR WHA 8 0.38 0.38 0.75 0.30 0.00 2.13 -3
1 yr EDO WHA 72 0.60 0.85 1.44 0.56 0.26 3.51 23
Career NHL 1487 0.60 1.32 1.92 0.68 0.39 3.42 758 1717 2475 882 3520 1164 2285 447 518 223.9 27.1 251.0
Career WHA 80 0.58 0.80 1.38 0.53 0.24 3.38 20

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1978-79 18 EDO WHA 13 10 10 20 6 2 1
1979-80 19 EDM NHL 3 2 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0
1980-81 20 EDM NHL 9 7 14 21 8 4 4 2 1 1
1981-82 21 EDM NHL 5 5 7 12 5 8 3 1 1 1
1982-83 22 EDM NHL 16 12 26 38 14 4 7 2 3 3
1983-84 23 EDM NHL SC 19 13 22 35 13 18 12 11 2 0 3 86 15.1
1984-85 24 EDM NHL SC 18 17 30 47 17 28 4 11 4 2 3 67 25.4
1985-86 25 EDM NHL 10 8 11 19 7 0 2 3 4 1 2 42 19.0
1986-87 26 EDM NHL SC 21 5 29 34 11 10 6 3 2 0 0 55 9.1
1987-88 27 EDM NHL SC 19 12 31 43 15 9 16 6 5 1 3 62 19.4
1988-89 28 LAK NHL 11 5 17 22 7 -4 0 3 1 1 0 42 11.9
1989-90 29 LAK NHL 7 3 7 10 4 -4 0 2 1 0 0 13 23.1
1990-91 30 LAK NHL 12 4 11 15 5 0 2 3 1 0 2 26 15.4
1991-92 31 LAK NHL 6 2 5 7 2 -3 2 1 1 0 0 11 18.2
1992-93 32 LAK NHL 24 15 25 40 15 6 4 10 4 1 3 76 19.7
1995-96 35 STL NHL 13 2 14 16 5 2 0 1 1 0 1 25 8.0
1996-97 36 NYR NHL 15 10 10 20 8 5 2 7 3 0 2 44 22.7
Career NHL 4 208 122 260 382 138 67 66 77 34 11 24 549 17.5
Career WHA 13 10 10 20 6 2 1

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1975-76 15 Toronto Nationals ON-Jr.B 28 27 33 60 7
1976-77 16 Seneca Nationals ON-Jr.B 32 36 36 72 35
1976-77 16 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 3 0 3 3 0
1977-78 17 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 63 70 112 182 14
1977-78 17 Canada WJC-A 6 8 9 17 2
1981-82 21 Canada Can-Cup 7 5 7 12 2
1981-82 21 Canada WEC-A 10 6 8 14 0
1984-85 24 Canada Can-Cup 8 5 7 12 2
1986-87 26 NHL All-Stars RV-87 2 0 4 4 0
1987-88 27 Canada Can-Cup 9 3 18 21 2
1991-92 31 Canada Can-Cup 7 4 8 12 2
1996-97 36 Canada W-Cup 8 3 4 7 2
1997-98 37 Canada Olympics 6 0 4 4 2
Career 4 Seasons Can-Cup 31 17 40 57 8
Career 1 Season Olympics 6 0 4 4 2
Career 2 Seasons OMJHL 66 70 115 185 14
Career 2 Seasons ON-Jr.B 60 63 69 132 42
Career 1 Season RV-87 2 0 4 4 0
Career 1 Season W-Cup 8 3 4 7 2
Career 1 Season WEC-A 10 6 8 14 0
Career 1 Season WJC-A 6 8 9 17 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1976-77 16 Seneca Nationals ON-Jr.B 23 40 35 75
1977-78 17 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 13 6 20 26 0
Career 1 Season OMJHL 13 6 20 26 0
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.B 23 40 35 75
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1998 CAN 0 3 3 2 9
Car 0 3 3 2 9

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 20 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Wayne Gretzky 19.7 19.6 19.6 18.0 17.6 17.0 14.5 14.3 14.1 12.8 12.7 11.3 11.1 9.5 9.4 9.1 8.4 4.8 4.2 3.3
Mario Lemieux 74.4 19.6 17.4 16.8 16.2 14.5 12.4 10.9 10.6 9.9 9.5 9.4 7.4 4.4 3.8 3.1 1.2 0.7
Jaromir Jagr 74.2 16.0 15.5 14.6 14.1 12.6 12.2 12.0 11.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.3 8.1 8.0 6.1 6.0 4.1 4.0
Phil Esposito 66.2 18.5 17.0 16.7 15.1 13.2 13.0 11.5 9.4 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 0.4 0.0
Gordie Howe 65.8 15.5 13.1 12.1 11.8 11.6 11.3 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.7 8.4 8.2 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.7 4.4 4.2 0.8
Teemu Selanne 63.1 14.3 13.7 13.4 13.3 13.0 11.4 10.9 10.0 9.3 8.2 8.0 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.6 3.3 3.2 2.3
Joe Sakic 60.2 15.8 12.8 11.6 10.8 10.8 10.1 9.8 9.3 9.2 8.9 8.1 7.6 7.6 7.5 6.9 6.7 6.1 3.9 3.5 0.8
Howie Morenz 58.3 15.8 10.6 10.5 10.5 9.8 8.9 8.2 7.1 5.0 3.7 3.6 2.7 2.2 2.0
Brett Hull 57.6 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0 -0.1
Steve Yzerman 55.5 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.4 5.1 3.4 2.1 0.8
Marcel Dionne 54.6 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9 1.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Wayne Gretzky 19.7 19.6 19.6 18.0 17.6 17.0 14.5 14.3 14.1 12.8 12.7 11.3 11.1 9.5 9.4 9.1 8.4 4.8 4.2 3.3
Mario Lemieux 74.4 19.6 17.4 16.8 16.2 14.5 12.4 10.9 10.6 9.9 9.5 9.4 7.4 4.4 3.8 3.1 1.2 0.7
Jaromir Jagr 74.2 16.0 15.5 14.6 14.1 12.6 12.2 12.0 11.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.3 8.1 8.0 6.1 6.0 4.1 4.0
Gordie Howe 68.4 15.5 13.1 12.5 12.1 11.8 11.6 11.3 9.6 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.7 8.4 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.7 5.8 4.9 4.4 4.2 2.1 0.8
Phil Esposito 66.2 18.5 17.0 16.7 15.1 13.2 13.0 11.5 9.4 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 0.4 0.0
Teemu Selanne 63.1 14.3 13.7 13.4 13.3 13.0 11.4 10.9 10.0 9.3 8.2 8.0 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.6 3.3 3.2 2.3
Joe Sakic 60.2 15.8 12.8 11.6 10.8 10.8 10.1 9.8 9.3 9.2 8.9 8.1 7.6 7.6 7.5 6.9 6.7 6.1 3.9 3.5 0.8
Howie Morenz 58.3 15.8 10.6 10.5 10.5 9.8 8.9 8.2 7.1 5.0 3.7 3.6 2.7 2.2 2.0
Brett Hull 57.6 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0 -0.1
Steve Yzerman 56.0 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.1 3.6 3.4 2.1 0.8
Marcel Dionne 54.6 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9 1.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 12, 1978: Signed as an underage free agent by Indianapolis (WHA), June 12, 1978.

November 2, 1978: Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) with Eddie Mio and Peter Driscoll for $700,000 and future considerations, November 2, 1978.

June 9, 1979: Reclaimed by Edmonton as an under-age junior prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.

June 9, 1979: Claimed as priority selection by Edmonton, June 9, 1979.

August 9, 1988: Traded to Los Angeles by Edmonton with Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, Los Angeles' 1st round choices in 1989 (later traded to New Jersey - New Jersey selected Jason Miller), 1991 (Martin Rucinsky) and 1993 (Nick Stajduhar) Entry Drafts and cash, August 9, 1988.

February 27, 1996: Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles for Craig Johnson, Patrice Tardif, Roman Vopat, St. Louis' 5th round choice (Peter Hogan) in 1996 Entry Draft and St. Louis' 1st round choice (Matt Zultek) in 1997 Entry Draft, February 27, 1996.

July 21, 1996: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 21, 1996.

April 16, 1999: Officially announced his retirement, April 16, 1999.

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