Wayne Gretzky’s tribute to Elias Pettersson is the most awesome thing ever

Rookie sensation Elias Pettersson has taken the hockey world by storm.

His talent has been on full display with the Vancouver Canucks. He has been a real treat to watch since entering the league and legends of the game are noticing the skill Pettersson possesses.

We knew how talented the young forward from Sweden would be, but his electric start to the season has the entire league keeping a close eye on him.

We’ve seen many analysts and current/former players praise the kid, but today he received some praise from ‘The Great One.’

Yep, Wayne Gretzky appeared on Sportsnet 650 earlier this morning to talk hockey. Since the radio station is located in Vancouver, Pettersson and the Canucks were a hot topic.

When asked about Pettersson, Gretzky mentioned how the young Swede had a lot of similarities to himself during his playing days. Gretzky glorified Pettersson’s hockey sense and playmaking abilities.

Those comments hold some serious weight, considering Gretzky is one of the greatest playmakers of all time and his hockey sense is unmatched.

Gretzky also mentioned Pettersson’s passion for the game, saying that he is “fun to watch” and that seeing this young man come in and excite the crowd is positive for the game.

The Great One went on to say that good things are coming to Vancouver, as the team is equipped with a strong core of younger guys.

Pettersson has been a thrilling player to watch and to have the GOAT of the game compliment you surely makes EP feel special.

Vancouver will take on one of Gretzky’s former teams tonight as the Canucks are in New York to challenge the Rangers.