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Famous Canadians

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FC: Famous Canadians

1: We are a class of grade 4/5 students in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Each of us researched an important Canadian who is famous not only something they did or discovered, but also because their legacy in history. In this book of biographies, you will learn about these individuals and the mark they left on Canada. Turn the page and explore with us....

2: Wayne Gretzky

3: Wayne Gretzky was named the greatest player in National Hockey League history by The Hockey News in 1998.. Among his accomplishments: he was the NHL's all-time leading scorer, he was named league MVP nine times and he led the Edmonton Oilers to four Stanley Cups in five years (1984-88). He was later traded and eventually finished his career with the New York Rangers, playing his last NHL game on 18 April 1999. Later that year he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (the usual three-year waiting period was waived in his case), and the NHL retired his jersey -- no. 99 -- permanently throughout the league. In 2000 Gretzky joined the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes as a managing partner. Five years later, in 2005, he moved behind the bench as the team's head coach (he is now part-owner). His first year as coach was a rough one: A losing season on the ice; the deaths of his mother and grandmother; and a gambling scandal into 2006 involving his assistant coach that implicated him Gretzky and his wife (neither were ever charged with any crime). Gretzky's nickname is "The Great One"...

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