Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wayne Gretzky Day

Today November 22nd is really Wayne Gretzky Day in the NHL.

On this date in 1986 Wayne Gretzky scored a hat trick against the Vancouver Canucks to register goals 498, 499 and 500.   He reached 500 goals in his 575th NHL game, the fastest ever to 500 goals.

Then on November 22nd 1999 Wayne Gretzky became the 10th and last player that bypass the 3 year waiting period for induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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