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Wayne Gretzky


1961 Born January 26 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Walter and Phyllis Gretzky
1967 Begins playing hockey with local team
1975 Moves to Toronto to play for Young Nationals
1977 Plays for Sault-Sainte Marie Greyhounds in Ontario Hockey Association
1978 Plays for Indianapolis Racers and Edmonton Oilers in World Hockey Association
1979 Becomes NHL player when Edmonton Oilers are absorbed into the league
1984 First Stanley Cup victory (with Edmonton Oilers)
1988 Marries Janet Jones on July 16
1988 Begins playing for Los Angeles Kings
1996 Begins playing for New York Rangers
1999 Retires as professional athlete
2002 Serves as executive director of Canadian men's hockey team at Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games

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