Wayne Gretzky turns 50 on Wednesday. To celebrate No. 99 hitting the half-century mark we have compiled 99 accomplishments of his time in hockey.
0 – Playoff appearances in four seasons as head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.
1 – Gretzky scored his first NHL goal in the third period of his third game against Vancouver Canucks goalie Glen Hanlon on Oct. 14, 1979.
2 – As in ’02, when he steered the Canadian men’s hockey team as its executive director to Olympic gold in Salt Lake City.
3 – Assists in three games as an emergency call-up with the Peterborough Petes in 1977.
4 – Stanley Cups won by the Edmonton Oilers with Gretzky.
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