S: Wayne Gretzky "THE GREAT ONE
BC: Wayne Gretzky
FC: Wayne Gretzky Par Caden Shybunka I decided to do my research on Wayne Gretzky because he is my hero. Wayne is also a very famous hockey player also known as the great one.
1: At the age of 3 Wayne was taught how to skate in his backyard rink that his father had built for him. He was on it 4 or 5 hours a day. So he was getting better everyday. When he was 6 he was already playing against 10 year olds. Wayne grew up in Ontario. When he was 11 he scored over 300 goals in his minor hockey league. A couple of years after that he turned proffesional and started to play day to day with the Edmonton Oilers.
6: Not long while Wayne was in the NHL he started proving his worth he was amazing in his rookie year!In the 1980’s he was voted MVP (most voluable player) and was tied for first in the leagues scoring. During his nine year contract Wayne won four Stanley Cups. In 1988 he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most shocking trades the NHL had ever seen. Gretzky then retired in 1999. And is curently coaching the Phoenix Coyotes.
7: Throughout Gretzky’s domination in the NHL it is said that he pretty much rewrote the record books with 61 NHL records and that he was Michael Jordon of hockey. When Gretzky retired he was inducted directly into the NHL hall of fame. He has tons of statues in his honor. 1 at the Rexall place in Edmonton and one at the staple centre in Los Angelas.
8: Did you know Wayne is 6 feet tall and weighs just over 165 pounds, Wayne is left handed, he has hosted Saturday night live twice, he was an executive director of the 2002 Olympics and the 2006 Olympics.
9: “Here is something Wayne said. “All I wanted to do in the Winter was to be on the ice. I’d get up at 7:30 and skate until 8:30 to go to school, and come home at 3:30 and stay on the ice until my mom wanted me too come in for supper. I would eat with my skates on and then go back out”
10: MY HERO, I think Wayne Gretzky is a hero because he never quit and he got better because of it. Wayne was also a leader because while he was in the NHL he wore the C for captain, Wayne was also brave because he played with kids that were bigger than him and he was never scared one bit that is why he is my hero.
11: Questions 1.Who Was Wayne’s Hero? Wayne’s hero was Gordy Howe because Wayne thought that Gordy Howe was the true hockey player.I also think that Gordy Howe was a hero because he was very good at hockey because he had so much practice.And I think Wayne thought he was a hero because Wayne could look up to him. 2.Was Wayne scared of bigger kids? No, I don’t think he was because he was so fast and slick on his skates so he had nothing to worry about. And I think that he wasin’t scared either because he was strong since he was always exercising. I think that other people were scared of Wayne because he scored so much and they probably didin’t want to play against him.