In scouring the internet to stay up to date on the latest Oilers news, analysis and all around information, one article keeps me intrigued every time I see the headline. It’s found at the Edmonton Journal and revolves around the greatest player to ever play the game of hockey, Wayne Gretzky.
To help mark the 25th anniversary of “the trade” that sent the Great One to Los Angeles, the Journal is running a contest titled “Show us Your 99: Remembering Wayne Gretzky in Edmonton.” Fans can submit a picture of themselves with their proudest piece of Gretzky memorabilia to help commemorate his time as an Oiler.
Whether it be an autograph from his glory days with the Oilers or a picture with the baby faced phenom when he first broke into the league, there are sure to be plenty of classic Gretzky tales that accompany the pictures.
You can enter the contest by a number of different ways, from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or email so be sure to check out the Edmonton Journal for complete entry details.
For now, let’s get your opinion on what you think Gretzky’s greatest accomplishment during his time in Edmonton was. While there are far too many to list, we’ve broken it down into the top five. If you don’t see one that you feel should be mentioned, feel free to leave a comment below and include your nomination. Remember, this list of options is only achievements that Gretzky accomplished during his tenure with the Oilers so things like scoring a record 894 goals is subjective given he did so when playing outside of Edmonton. Thanks for reading.
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