Frequent question: What was Gretzky’s best year?

Gretzky’s numbers from 1981-82 (92 goals, 212 points) get all the attention, but he may have been at his best in 1983-84, when he opened the season by getting at least one point in the first 51 games.

When did Gretzky get 99?

League Wide Retirement Ceremony

The league retired Wayne Gretzky’s 99 at the 50th annual all-star game in Toronto on February 6, 2000. Gretzky had just retired the previous year at the end of the 1998-99 season with the New York Rangers.

How many games did Gretzky score 100 points?

In his career, Gretzky scored 100 points in 53 games or fewer 11 times.

What year did Gretzky break the goal record?

On October 15, 1989, Los Angeles King Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe’s points record (1,850) in the final period of a game against the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky’s record-setting goal tied the game; in overtime he scored another, and the Kings won 5-4.

Is the number 69 banned in the NHL?

Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.

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Who wore 00 in the NHL?

00 – John Davidson. Only two players have ever worn the double zeros in the NHL. John Davidson wore 00 for the New York Rangers during the 1977-78 season.

Has anyone beat Gretzky’s record?

Gretzky started this run on opening night of the 1983-84 season, and totaled an astounding 61 goals, 92 assists, and 153 points. Mario Lemieux came close to Gretzky’s record with a 46-game point scoring streak in 1989-90, and one lengthy streak in recent memory was Sidney Crosby’s 25-game streak in 2010.

Is Connor McDavid better than Gretzky?

Hockey-Reference.com’s adjusted points stat rates McDavid’s 2020-21 campaign ahead of Gretzky’s 1981-82 season, in which Gretzky scored 212 unadjusted points, the second-highest single-season points total in league history. McDavid is — how do you say — very good at hockey.

How many goals is Ovechkin behind Gretzky?

If you’re doing the math at home, Ovechkin currently sits 152 goals behind Gretzky. Right now, Gretzky has played in 275 more games than Ovechkin. Gretzky averaged 0.60 goals-per-game over the course of his career, while Ovechkin currently owns a average of 0.61 goals-per-game.

When did Gretzky beat Howe?

In 1989, Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings surpassed Gordie Howe’s NHL scoring record of 1,850 points. (He retired in 1999 with 2,857 points).

Who is Wayne Gretzky’s daughter?

Alex Ovechkin has played 16 seasons for the Capitals. He has 730 goals, 590 assists and a plus-minus of +75 in 1,197 games. He has won 3 Hart Trophies, the Calder Trophy, 1 Conn Smythe Trophy and 1 Stanley Cup.

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Can you wear 0 in NHL?

The NHL no longer permits the use of 0 or 00 as the League’s database cannot list players with such numbers, and in 2000 the League retired the number 99 for all member teams in honor of Wayne Gretzky.

Has anyone worn 99 since Gretzky?

Since the 1950-51 season, only three players are in the number 99 club, Gretzky, Rick Dudley and Wilf Paiement. Mel Angelstad and Andrew Desjardins are the only players since 1950 to wear Rob Gronkowski’s favourite number.

Who wears 98 in the NHL?

98: Mikhail Sergachev

98 is the rarest number in NHL history. Only three players have worn it – Brian Lawton, Jesse Puljujarvi, and Mikhail Sergachev.