Wayne Gretzky reveals whom his second child is named after; it’s the ultimate tribute to an icon in the world of sports

Wayne Gretzky is the greatest hockey player of all time and has broken all kinds of records in the league’s long history.

He’s the NHL’s top scorer of all time, he has the most assists to his name, and, of course, the most points.

Wayne Gretzky was a superstar in Canada long before making his official NHL debut, and it didn’t take long for him to absolutely dominate the league despite his young age.

He was at his best in the 80s, leading his Edmonton Oilers to four Stanley Cup champions. In his incredible career, he also won nine Hart Memorial Trophies, and he’s the only player in NHL history to have his number retired by the league.

In 1988, Gretzky married American actress Janet Jones, and later, they had five children together. In 1989, the couple had their first child, a girl named Paulina, who later went on to marry famous golf player Dustin Johnson. But if Gretzky had decided, she wouldn’t have been named Paulina.

“I love baseball, and so I want to name my first daughter Gordy. My wife nicks that,” Gretzky said in The Steam Room podcast.

INGLEWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 4: Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Los Angeles Kings and son Ty Gretzky on November 4, 1993 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo By Bernstein Associates/Getty Images)

While Gretzky didn’t get to name his first child, he did, however, get to name his and Janet’s second child. And he named him after one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

“I said okay, I get to name my second one.” He continued, “So I named him Ty after Ty Cobb because I love baseball, right.”

Source: Getty Images

On the podcast, The Great One talked about his relationship with Ty today.

EDMONTON, AB – MAY 30: Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Edmonton Oilers recieves the Stanley Cup Trophy after the Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals on May 30, 1985 at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

”He was my hockey guy; he loves hockey. We do hockey campus all over North America. He’s working with me here at Turner, and you know he is one of my best friends, and I love it.”

Thank you for subscribing!
Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Sign up to our newsletter, ‘The Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told’