Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky dies aged 82

The former hockey player Wayne Gretzky has died aged 82. The Hockey Hall of Famer will be remembered as one of the most accomplished hockey players of all time. Gretzky began his career at the age of eight with Great White North and went on to play for 11 teams over his career, which spanned over 40 years. The Great One spent his entire career with the Edmonton Oilers, winning eight Stanley Cups and a silver medal with the Canadian Olympic team. He retired after the 1991-92 season.

Gretzky was born in Milton, Ontario. He graduated from high school early and moved to Canada’s capital Ottawa to pursue his hockey career. Gretzky made his NHL debut in 1967, playing for the Baltimore Orioles. He would go on to win his first Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 1974. Gretzky would play his final season with the Oilers in 1980. Gretzky is survived by his wife Janet, and two sons, Trevor and Trevor Jr. He was awarded the NHL’s Lester B Pearson Humanitarian Award in 2012.

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