The four Stanley Cup wins Gretzky led the Oilers to four Stanley Cup championships as center and team captain (in 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, and 1987-88). He also played in five other finals with three different teams (Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers, and St. Louis Blues), but he never won a cup during that time.
Gretzky is the greatest player ever to play the game of hockey and there's no doubt about it. The only thing that comes close is Wayne Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, who is considered by some to be the greatest power forward of all time.
Gretzky was born on January 19th, 1959 in Brantford, Ontario. He was drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1979 and stayed with them until moving to Phoenix in 1996. During his illustrious career, he scored 100 or more points seven times and has been nominated for the Art Ross Trophy nine times, winning it once. He also has three Hart Trophies and one Lester B. Pearson Award to his name.
After leaving the Kings, Gretzky signed with the New York Rangers, where he spent two seasons before joining the St. Louis Blues. He ended his career after one season with the Coyotes, where she died in April 2018 at the age of 51.
Wayne Gretzky has four Stanley Cups to his name. He won the Stanley Cup four times with the Edmonton Oilers, in 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, and 1987-88. The Los Angeles Kings' Dave Taylor is the only other player with more than one Stanley Cup victory. He's got three of them.
Gretzky played in New York during the 1994-95 season, but it wasn't until after that campaign was over that he became a full-time member of the team. During the 1995-96 season, he helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup final, where they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-7. After two more seasons with the Rangers, during which time he had another chance to win the Cup, he left for Hollywood, where he now lives out his days as an ambassador for the New York Rangers.
In case you were wondering, yes, Wayne Gretzky did play in all seven games of the 2007 Stanley Cup final. He joined the team late in the playoffs as part of a deal that sent Martin Straka to the New Jersey Devils. The Kings went on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 to claim their second championship in three years.
Five Stanley Cups He is most remembered for his time with the Edmonton Oilers, with whom he spent the majority of his career and won five Stanley Cups: in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990. During that period he was a part of three all-star games (1982, 1983, and 1989). He currently holds several NHL records including most goals by a right winger in one season (69 in 1982-83).
After his retirement from playing, he became an assistant coach with the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, and Boston Bruins before being named head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1999. He remained in this position until 2001 when he was replaced by Jon Gruden. After two seasons out of coaching, he returned to the Lightning as an assistant coach under Rick Tocchet during the 2004-05 season. In 2006, he rejoined the Blackhawks as an assistant coach under Joel Quenneville. He left this position after one season to become head coach of the Calgary Flames but was fired after the 2008-09 season.
Gregg returned to Tampa Bay as an assistant coach under Guy Boucher in 2009 and remains in this position today.
He has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy which is given to the player who demonstrates great skill at keeping himself healthy while other players around him are injured.