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Wayne Gretzky is by far, the greatest Canadian hockey player of all time. He holds the record for the most goals, assists, and overall points for both the regular season and the playoffs;

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Not many people can argue that Wayne Gretzky dominated the game every time he stepped on the ice. No player is rewarded the name, "The Great One", for no reason, and he has proven that since his first year in the NHL. Wayne Gretzky is by far, the greatest Canadian hockey player of all time. He holds the record for the most goals, assists, and overall points for both the regular season and the playoffs; he has won over 20 trophies throughout his career, and within his team(s) brought home four Stanley Cup wins, and three Canadian Cup championships. Even when he was a tyke, Wayne was playing in leagues several years older then him and he was still racking in the points. When he was only 10, he played in his hometown hockey league in Brantford and parents could see this little boy had a talent. ...read more.

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He has won several different awards many times over, including ten Art Ross trophies, nine Hart trophies, two Conn Smythe, and five Lady Byng trophies. Each trophy has its own trait, or a quality that must be possessed by the player in order to win them, and Gretzky has definitely proved himself winning each one of these over and over again. Two of the NHL's most prized trophies, the Art Ross trophy for the leagues leading scorer, and the Hart trophy given to the leagues MVP, had been won by Gretzky an astonishing eight years in a row, starting from just his second year of playing in the league. Along with these awards, Wayne has been presented with several Lester B. Pearson awards for Outstanding Player and a Lester Patrick trophy in 1994 for Outstanding Service to Hockey in the U.S. To top things off, Gretzky has won three MVP awards for the 1983, 89, and 99 NHL All Star games, giving him a grand total of 35 awards in his 20 years of playing. ...read more.

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Gretzky had yet again captured the cup, and brought it home two more years after in 87 and 88. Wayne was not done winning championships though; during his many years in the NHL he played for Team Canada at the Canadian Cup Championships, winning in 1984, 1987, and in 1991. Just reviewing all the achievements, accomplishments and awards Wayne has received, you can truly understand why Gretzky has received the name "The Great One", and why he is the greatest Canadian hockey player to play the game. He has set just about every record in the NHL, or gave the holder a good fight, and has skills in every aspect of the game, not just those of a forward. Wayne has received countless amounts of awards from most goals scored in a season, to the most gentlemanly player award, which no other player has even come close to obtaining, and he has won more championships and Stanley Cups than anyone has ever needed to. He is, and always will be, "The Great One", Wayne Gretzky. ...read more.

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