Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books during his incredible hockey career.
He played in the NHL for 20 seasons and regularly did things nobody else had ever done.
Wayne Gretzky has the most goals, assists, and points in league history, but there are some of his records that probably never will be broken.
When The Great One, the only player in the NHL who’s had his No. 99 retired league-wide, retired after the 1998-99 season, he held a whopping 61 NHL records.
It’s not impossible that Alex Ovechkin will break Gretzky’s all-time record for goals, but there are other records that Gretzky holds that appear unbreakable.
When Wayne Gretzky appeared on the ”This Past Weekend” podcast with comedian Theo Von, Gretzky was asked about his favorite record. And his answer was great.
”They’re all fun, you know, I’m proud of them all. But my favorite record is the year I scored 50 goals in 39 games,” Gretzky said.
Scoring 50 goals in one season is a great achievement in the NHL, and over the years, 96 different players have scored more than 50 goals in one season or more. But no one has done it quicker than Wayne Gretzky.
Only five players in eight different seasons have reached 50 goals in 50 games. Wayne Gretzky did it three times, and in the 1981-82 season, he did it in 39 games. A record that seems absolutely impossible to break.
”That’s my favorite record because, listen, all records are made to be broken, but to me, that’s going to be the hardest record to break. To get 50 goals in 38 games … from that point of view, it’s my favorite.”