As we commemorate the 25th anniversary of 'The Great One's' trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the L.A. Kings, we look at the highs, lows and newsworthy events in the hockey legend's career.
The 99 most fascinating things about the Wayne Gretzky Trade | Still creating ripple effect, 25 years later | Changed hockey in the U.S.: Bettman
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Los Angeles Kings poses for a portrait in the locker room while holding up the puck he scored his 802 NHL goal to pass Gordie Howe after scoring it against the Vancouver Canucks on March 24, 1994 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
Wayne Gretzky during practice before a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in L.A. Jan. 14, 1995 (Getty Images)
29 Feb 1996: Wayne Gretzky of the St. Louis Blues licks his lips during the first period against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was Gretzky's first game since joining the Blues in a trade from the L.A. Kings/. (Getty Images)
Wayne Gretzky raises his arms after his 1851st assist, giving him as many career assists as anyone has career points in NHL history. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
PHOENIX - SEPTEMBER 20: Wayne Gretzky, head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, reacts to play on the ice against the Los Angeles Kings on September 20, 2005 at Glendale Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 8-4. (Photo by Barry Gossage/Getty Images)