Why ‘The D’ was so darn cool!’ – NHL.com
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“It was a great moment for me,” said Gretzky, who has been known to bring his A-game to games.
“I was like, ‘Wow, this is so cool.’
I don’t know if it’s the fact that I had a great year or what but it was just something that really caught my attention.”
It wasn’t the only one.
Gretzke, who played on the same team as Gretzki, was also a member of the Los Angeles Kings’ team that won the Stanley Cup in 1992.
“There were two other guys in the Kings that had won it before, so I just kind of wanted to get on the ice and play with them,” Gretzkys father, Wayne Gretz, said.
“So that was my introduction to the game.”
Gretzks father, Mark, also played on that Kings team.
“We had two great players, and I think the other one had the most unbelievable career in the history of the league,” Mark Gretzkin said.
That’s a good thing for Gretzko.
“You know, I have so much respect for that guy,” Gretkko said.
Gretza said he’ll remember Gretzka for many things.
“My dad was the first person I was exposed to hockey that had nothing to do with hockey,” Gretza told NHL..com.
“He was the only person I really really connected with in the game.
He was one of the most influential people in the world.”
The Hockey Hall of Fame enshrined Gretzkey in 2014, but it took until the 2019 season to announce his induction.
That was a big part of the reason why Gretz was able to get into the Hall of fame in the first place.
Gretzer is the first player inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame who was a first-round draft pick of the New Jersey Devils.
He joined the Devils as a 16-year-old and was one year removed from being the youngest player to win a Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.
He became the first Devils player to be voted into the NHL’s all-star game in 1990 and in 2000 became the youngest defenseman to win the Hart Trophy as rookie of the year.
He has led the Devils to the Stanley Cups five titles and six conference finals appearances.
“This is one of those things where you get to a point where you feel like you’ve got to do it,” Gretzman said.
He added that it is “incredibly rewarding to be in this Hall of Famer class and I couldn’t be more proud of it.”
“I’m so proud of my dad and of the work he did in this great game of hockey and I feel like he was the most important person in my life and I would have to be to do anything in this game,” Gretzer said.
“It was a great moment for me,” said Gretzky, who has been known to bring his A-game to games.“I was…