Random House, Inc. "For 20 years, Wayne Gretzky inspired awe in fans and opponents alike. His sportsmanship, dedication, and supreme desire to play every game to the best of his abilities will always be remembered by the millions of fans who saw him play even once."
The Great One: The Life and Times of Wayne Gretzky celebrates the 20-year NHL career of this century's greatest athlete. From his early days as Brantford, Ontario's whiz kid, to his three games in Peterborough and lone full year in Junior with the Soo Greyhounds, from his Stanley Cup and Canada Cup glory to his years in Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis and finally New York, Wayne Gretzky has epitomized the word "hockey." A recipient of the Order of Canada, he has served as Canada's unofficial ambassador in tournaments around the world. The Great One includes an unparalleled compilation of #99's records of achievement and game-by-game statistics for his two decades of excellence. Expertly written and researched by hockey historian Andrew Podnieks, the book is enhanced by more than 100 spectacular full-colour photographs, some of which have never been published before. This magnificent tribute to Wayne Gretzky also includes rare interviews, anecdotes, and little-known facts about The Great On