Walter Gretzky

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Birthday
8, 1938
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Father to Hockey's 'The Great One', Wayne Gretzky. He was also a hockey player growing up who coached his son starting when he was only three years-old by building a home rink and having him participate in fundamental drills.

Before Fame

During his high school days, he ran track and was a skilled pole vaulter and long jumper. He really wanted to play professional hockey, but was deemed to be too small.

Trivia

He is perhaps most famous for telling his sons to "Go to where the puck is going, not where it has been."

Family Life

Besides Wayne, he had four other children named Kim, Keith, Glen, and Brett.

Associated With

He is the father of statistically the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky.