Wayne Gretzky Net Worth
Wayne Gretzky net worth and salary: Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian-born former professional hockey player who has a net worth of $200 million. Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born January 26, 1961 in Ontario, Canada. In 1978 he signed with the Indianapolis Racer in the World Hockey Association, but only played briefly before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. When his team joined the NHL he was adamant in leading them to four Stanley Cup victories. He was traded two more times after that, also playing for the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues. He retired from his professional career in 1999 while playing for the New York Rangers. During the span of his career, Gretzky achieved nine Hart Trophies for most valuable player, ten Art Ross Trophies for most points in a season, five Lester B. Pearson awards, and two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP. He was immediately inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame following his retirement. In 2002 he became executive director for the Canadian Men's National Hockey Team during the Winter Olympics. Gretzky has been nicknamed "The Great One", being the only player in NHL history to achieve over 200 points in a single season, a feat which he accomplished 4 times. Gretzky has been married to American actress Janet Jones since 1988, and together the couple has five children. When he retired from the NHL he held an amazing 61 records. His #99 jersey was retired league wide and he was the only person to receive that honor at the time. After Gretzky's playing career was over he moved into a management role and became the executive director of the Canadian national men's hockey team for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He later became a part owner of the Phoenix Coyotes and went on to become the team's coach. In 2016 he would become vice-chairman and partner of Oilers Entertainment Group.