Wayne Gretzky: Happy Birthday To the Best Athlete in the NHL or Any Sport Ever

January 20th, 2011 by Dane Hanson Leave a reply »
It's Wayne Gretzky's 50th birthday this week and my gift to him is to, once and for all, prove that he is the best athlete to ever play any sport.  It's actually quite easy.  I could do it with just the next sentence.

If Wayne Gretzky never scored a goal, he'd still be the NHL's all-time leading points scorer.

Boom! Done. 

Gretzky had 1,963 assists in his career. 

Wayne Gretzky—1,963 (assists only) Mark Messier—1,887 (goals + assists) Gordie Howe—1,850 (goals + assists) If that isn't amazing enough, Wayne Gretzky scored the most goals of all-time, too—894!

Case closed. Game over. So, that makes it:

Wayne Gretzky—2,857 (goals + assists) A whopping 970 more points than anyone ever! Absolute bananas. Just the extra 970 points is more than the career totals of:

Maurice Richard—965 (goals + assists) Hall of Fame Chris Chelios—948 (goals + assists) And he played like 40 seasons.  BOBBY ORR—915 (goals + assists) Hall of Fame If that wasn't enough:

Wayne Gretzky is the only player ever to score 200 points in a season ...

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