27 Famous Wayne Gretzky Quotes

27 Famous Wayne Gretzky Quotes

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Wayne Gretzky is a former pro ice hockey player and head coach. He played for four different teams over his 20 season career with the NHL. His is renowned by many as the greatest hockey player ever. He ended his career with six All Star records and a total of 61 NHL records, 60 of which he still holds today.

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”

“And people who know me would tell you that away from hockey I’m really not that competitive.”

“At the end of the day, everybody lost. We almost crippled our industry. It was very disappointing what happened.”

“But you know it’s time to move forward. We will invite him to our training camp. He’s an elite player and I expect him to have a great year and be part of Team Canada come February in

“He just has to get off to the kind of start that he’s capable of and it’s as simple as that.”

“I don’t like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don’t like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it’s
essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.”

“I heard people say, ‘Why would he want to do this?’ My answer is ‘Why not?’ It is what I love. It’s what I know.”

“I just like to keep my money in the bank; I’m not a big risk-taker. I don’t know anything about the stock market… I stay away from things I don’t know anything about.”

“I remember walking by the dressing room before the gold medal game and the trainer said to me: `If it was a Game 7 in the playoffs, I probably wouldn’t let him play he has such a bad knee.”

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

“I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that’s the way I’ll be as a coach.”

“I watched him and how much he enjoyed it. His success was probably a factor on my wanting to be a coach.”

“I’m thrilled to be back in the hot seat, … This is what I love, what I know, and I felt I was the best person to coach this team. We finally feel like we’ve got a pretty good hockey club,
and I wanted to be part of it, simple as that.”

“It’s kind of ironic when I broke in at 17, I was told I was too small, too slow and I wouldn’t make the NHL.”

“Let me tell you, if Luongo doesn’t play the way he did in the Czech game, we don’t win the World Cup. It’s as simple as that. And we now know what a guy like him can do.”

“Listen, everything I have in my life is because of the NHL and because of hockey, and I love the game and I loved every minute of being a player, I loved coaching, I loved being involved in
the NHL.”

“Most people marry their mother. I married my father.”

“My answer is, why not? … It’s what I love, it’s what I know. Glen Sather was the best coach that I had and what made him good was his confidence in what he did. I believe that I’m going
to be a good coach.”

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.”

“The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me.”

“There’s no bubble for Stevie Y. If he’s not playing great, and his knee is bothering him, he’d be the first guy to tell me.”

“There’s no perfect coach in the world. Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you’re sound, you eliminate as many mistakes as possible.”

“This team seems to be more talented. Whether we win or not though remains to be seen.”

“We finally feel like we have a pretty good hockey club here and I wanted to be a part of that, simple as that.”

“We’re in a tough situation because of teenage children, and then we have a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, so my family and my responsibilities is sort of a juggle.”

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”