Wayne Gretzky Hockey Quotes
Wayne Douglas Gretzky's nickname says it all. Named as The Great One, he is arguably the greatest ice hockey player ever. Impressive on ice, professional in conduct, strong and quick on feet; this player had it all.Born on 26 January, 1961 in Ontario Canada, Gretzky was a hockey prodigy.
His first team comprised of ten-years-olds, where he fared better than his teammates-a feat he would regularly repeat throughout his professional career. Gretzky soon started scoring exponentially; netting as many as 1000 goals just when he was 13. (Inspirational Quotes)
"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."
"Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical."
"Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful."
A year later, his family rightfully decided to move him to Toronto for further exposure. The move was obstructed by Canadian Amateur Hockey Association which was subsequently pushed aside by a legal challenge from Gretzky family. During his amateur career he smashed records and won honors such as Rookie of the Year. (Motivational Quotes)
After his transition to successful professional play, he went on to play for teams like Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers where he set many records and cemented his status as one the greatest player ever to have entered the ice.
Wayne often remained modest about his ability and skills, stating that they were God-given. Throughout his remarkable career Wayne Gretzky maintained that all that he ever did on the ice was through the implementation of the techniques that were taught to him. (Inspirational Quotes)