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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Retrieved June 10, Retrieved January 11, Gretzkh love it how all the hockey players have It’s a very easy read, not the hardest book in the world.

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Gretzky by Wayne Gretzky

Retrieved February 19, Albert Sharp rated it liked it Feb 11, Retrieved January 12, The drama behind his t Gretzky’s had an amazing career, and he has to walk a fine line in his autobiography between modesty auttobiography rightfully displaying just how great he’s been. Retrieved April 11, Bassett wanted to confront the NHL by signing as many young and promising superstars as possible and saw Gretzky as the most promising young prospect.


In Octoberhe became partner and vice-chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group.

On the advice of his agent, Gretzky picked the Oilers, but the move was not that simple. When Gretzky was 14, his family arranged for him to move to and play hockey in Torontopartly to further his career, and partly to remove him from the uncomfortable pressure he faced in his hometown.

Jan 15, Heather rated it it was amazing.

As this is a retrospective from a player who was still in his prime, it is not really an autobiography but rather an ‘as told to’ book, compiled and written by sportswriter Rick Reilly. Laurent Lester B. The Making of the Great One. Retrieved May 11, I don’t care if you’re Carl Lewisyou can’t outskate that little black thing.

Sports Illustrateded. Where Gretzky differed from others in his development was in the extraordinary commitment of time on the ice.

Retrieved January 9, First was the fact through the entire book the story was written in first person point-of-view. Archived from the original on April 22, I actually don’t remember it much except that I loved it then.

Retrieved May 13, Nicknamed “The Great One”, he has been called “the greatest hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. I read this once when 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 autobiogtaphy.


Retrieved September 24, Phyllis Gretzky died of lung cancer on December At the same time, Gretzky recognized the contributions of their coach in the success of the Oilers: While they were using all this energy trying to rattle his teeth, he was just skating away, circling, analyzing things.

Wayne Gretzky

People think that to be a good player you have to pick the puck up, deke around ninety-three guys and take this ungodly slap shot. Growing up, he was a competitive runner and also batted. Winding up for the slapshot, he will stop for an almost imperceptible moment at the top of his arc, like a golfer with a rhythmic swing. There’s a lot of great stuff in here.

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