Today in Sports History: March 25

In 1982, Wayne Gretzky scored two goals in less than 30 seconds. This quick scoring feat pushed him past the 200-point mark, making him the youngest player (21 years old) to score more than 200 points in a single season. He accomplished this feat four times during his career. Gretzky would finish his third NHL season with a total of 212 points. Gretzky, nicknamed The Great One, he leads the league in assists and total points. When he retired from professional hockey in 1999, Gretzky held 61 NHL records: 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, and 6 All-Star records. The NHL retired his no. 99 jersey throughout the league and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999. He is one of only 6 players voted to be a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Centennial All-Star Team. In addition to his NHL career, Gretzky won a gold medal with the Canadian team in the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is currently a member of the Oilers Entertainment Group.

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