Gretzky, Wayne. Wayne Gretzky. Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC (/ˈɡrɛtski/; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach.
He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. The Official Website for Wayne Gretzky | Gretzky.com. Wayne Gretzky hockey statistics & profile at hockeydb.com.