Indeed, Gretzky in just ten years smashed the all-time National Hockey League . This book is an autobiography by Wayne Gretzky about his interesting life. Gretzky: An Autobiography: Wayne;Reilly, Rick Gretzky: Books – Apr 2, Synopsis. Hockey player and NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, in He started skating at age 2.

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Gretzky by Wayne Gretzky

No running, hiking, or bench pressing. Gretzky was named an officer of the Order of Canada on June 25,for outstanding contribution to the sport of hockey.

I read this once getzky it first came out, and ended up reading half of it in the store when I came across it again before I finally managed to make it to the till. Finally for the hockey lovers who just want to learn more about the great players in hockey history. This is an incredible autobiography by a world superstar of sports. Everything you enjoy about the sport of hockey as a kid, driving to practice with mom [Phyllis] and dad [Walter], driving to the game with mom and dad, looking in the stands and seeing your mom and dad and your friends, that all came together in that last game in New York.

For as great as he was and he was freaking great, Gretzky comes off as humble. Gretzky did not attend the Coyotes’ training camp, leaving associate head coach Ulf Samuelsson in charge, due to an uncertain contractual status with the club, whose bankruptcy hearings were continuing. Archived from the original on November 17, Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 22,becoming the tenth player to bypass the three-year waiting period.

Gretzky is an autobiography. The authorized pictorial biography.

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Wayne Gretzky

Born and raised in Brantford, OntarioCanada, Gretzky honed his skills at a backyard rink and regularly played minor hockey at a level far above his peers. There’s an official video documentary on that period which tells that story much better than Reilly can manage, but to be fair, I don’t consider hockey to be Reilly’s strength. Retrieved January 11, Then he’d come back and say, “Now, this is how the smart player does it. He and Jones have five children: Much has been written about Gretzky’s highly developed hockey instincts, but he once explained that what appeared to be instinct was, in large part, the effect of his relentless study and practice of the game, in co-operation with his coaches.

Archived from the original on September 30, His account of his first Stanley Cup finals and loss are especially revealing.

Gretzky by Wayne Gretzky. I grew up with Ggretzky dominating the NHL and liked the old Oilers of the ’80s as well as hockey in that era in general. First was autoobiography fact through the entire book the story was written in first person point-of-view. It said that his dad made a little rink that he would use during the winter to practice hockey.

Archived from the original on February 22, Reilly keeps the writing focused on Gretzky’s perspective, which is good, and he keeps the pace moving quickly.

Gretzkt a result, he developed a deep understanding of its shifting patterns and dynamics. When asked how he managed, at age ten, to score goals in a single season, Gretzky explained.

Like a magician, he had to direct attention elsewhere, to his four teammates on the ice with him, to create the momentary distraction in order to move unnoticed into the open ice where size and strength didn’t matter. Former professional ice hockey player. Jan 22, Ethan Davidson rated it really liked it. Winding up for the slapshot, he will stop for an almost imperceptible moment at autobiogaphy top of his arc, like a golfer with a rhythmic swing.

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Trevor signed with the Cubs the next month.

How they ended up winning four Stanley Cups while Gretzky was with the Oilers. Archived from the original on April 19, During Gretzky’s coaching tenure, the Coyotes did not reach the postseason, and their best finish in the Western Conference standings was 12th. Retrieved October 23, Kevin rated it liked it Jan 21, Goalies called his shots “sneaky fast. Archived from the original on October 12, Gretzky made his first international appearance as a member of the Canadian national junior team at the World Junior Championships in MontrealQuebec.

Retrieved August 9, In this, Gretzky added his considerable influence as the preeminent NHL star of his day to that of the Soviets, who had also developed a more team-style of play, and had successfully used it against the best NHL teams, beginning in the Summit Series. Retrieved January 29, The Story of the Canada Cup. Wayne would score goals in most games and some times even more then that.

Gretzky records that will live on”. Gretzky’s trade to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9,had an immediate impact on the team’s performance, eventually leading them to the Stanley Cup Finalsand he is credited with popularizing hockey in California.

It’s like Larry Bird. Skalbania offered to play a greetzky of backgammon with Winnipeg owner Michael Gobuty, the stakes being if Gobuty won, he would get Gretzky and if he lost, he had to give Skalbania a share of the Jets.

I had other Gretzky books in my collection, but this was my favourite.