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Redmond, Gerald. Redmond. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993.

AB: A biography of one of the greatest Canadian athletes of all time- Wayne Gretzky. This book spans Gretzky's entire life and career in the NHL, starting with his early years in Brantford where he began to develop his hockey skills and progressing through to his teens as a hockey prodigy, scoring his 1,000th goal at the age of 13 and culminating in a professional multimillion dollar contract by the age of 18. Also discussed is Gretzky's Stanley Cup years with arguably the greatest hockey team ever assembled, the Edmonton Oilers, as well as information on Canada's "Royal Wedding" between Gretzky and American actress Janet Jones.  A pivotal event in the story of Wayne Gretzky is the "Trade of the Century" that left a nation stunned when their beloved Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Also covered in the book is the injury that Gretzky received in a Canada Cup tournament that threatened the status of his career as well as the L.A. Kings' first Stanley Cup Final in 1993, the Great One's life in California and his future ambitions in the league. This book also includes a chronological timeline of events, starting in the 1930s with the immigration of Gretzky's parents up until the year of publication in 1993, with Gretzky's return from a sustained injury for his first game in the 1992-93 season. Also, there is an appendix which includes his career totals in the years 1976 to 1993 as well as a list of works consulted.


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