Wayne Gretzky became the first player in the history of the National Hockey League to score 200 points in a single season on this day in 1982. Gretzky would go on to reach 2,857 points before his retirement ten years later, a record that still stands to this day as the highest of all time. Those are just two of the 61 NHL records under Gretzky’s belt — he is also the only player in the league’s history to total over 200 points in one season, his accomplishments earning him the nickname “The Great One”. After leaving the NHL in 1999, Gretzky was the was the coach of the gold-medal winning Canadian national men’s hockey team during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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