|Celebrated Name:||Wayne Gretzky|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Wayne Douglas Gretzky|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Birth Date:||26 January 1961|
|Birth Place:||Brantford, Canada|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Janet Jones (m. 1988)|
|Children:||Yes (Paulina Gretzky, Tristan Gretzky, Emma Gretzky, Ty Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky)|
|Profession:||Ice hockey player and former head coach|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$280 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Former Canadian ice hockey player and former head coach Wayne Gretzky. It is remarkable to note that he had played twenty seasons in the National Hockey League. He has been called ‘The greatest hockey player ever.’ He was born on January 26, 1961, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history. It is also remarkable to note that he tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons.
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At the age of 14, his family shifted him to Toronto, where he played hockey, especially to get relieved from all the tension and stress he faced while living in his own hometown. He played the Toronto Nationals in the category Junior B hockey. It is astonishing to know that he earned the Rookie of the Year honors in the Metro Junior B Hockey League from 1975- 1976.
Gretzky’s participation as a judge in the ‘Dance Fever’ gave him the chance to meet actress Janet Jones, and they got married in July 1988. They now have five children.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 26 January 1961, Wayne Gretzky is 59 years old as of today’s date 16th January 2021. His height is 1.83 m. tall, and weight is 84 kg.
Starting his career at the age of 14, he gave a stupendous performance in all the matches held in Toronto in which he participated. This gave him a wide opportunity for his future growth. However, the World Hockey Association does not allow players below 20 to participate; several WHA teams courted Gretzky to sign and play being one of the promising young players. He scored his first professional goal against Dave Dryden of the Edmonton Oilers.
After the major fold of World Hockey Association in the year 1979, the merger agreement of Oilers with the other two teams was one of the fantabulous mergers, and Gretzky was held with Oilers making him a ’priority selection.’ Besides many critics, his performance at WHA carried over by NHL, and in the first NHL season, he was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the League’s Most Valuable Player. In the second league, he won the Art Ross.
Awards & Achievements
Wayne Gretzky’s achievements are huge in number. His records as medalists representing Canada are many in number. He won the Silver medal in the 1996 World Cup. He won 1 silver medal and 3 Gold Medal in Canada Cup.
He has also won one bronze at World Championships that happened in Finland in 1982, and one bronze in World Junior Championships happened in Canada in 1978. He has played some seasons and tournaments with extraordinary and stupendous winnings, and trophies and most of his records are never beaten by any till now.
Net Worth & Salary of Wayne Gretzky in 2021
As of January 2021, The estimated net worth of Wayne Gretzky is $280 million. It is remarkable to know that he was retired from NHL in 1999 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. His earnings are not accumulated only through his Hockey career. He was also made several TV appearances, including the very famous ‘Dance Fever’ in which he was a Judge. He also hosted Saturday Night Live, one of the comedy programs in 1989. Post which he was also a coach for the ice hockey team.
Most of the matches participated by Gretzky was made unto a stupendous winning by him. He is one of the few sportspersons who have a die-hard passion for the sports activity in which he was indulged in. This took him to heights which made the other teams support for his captainship and membership in their own teams.