We will soon be celebrating the 29th anniversary since Wayne Gretzky became the NHL all-time scoring leader. On October 15th, 1989 Wayne Gretzky scored the famous goal that saw him pass Gordie Howe and became the world’s NHL all-time scorer and one of the most celebrated top 10 NHL players of all time.
NHL fans still find it challenging to agree who is the most celebrated and successful NHL player. The right answer to the question of who is the NHL all-time player revolves around three legend players; Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and the famous Gordie Howe who are the most celebrated NHL players in the world. The following is a list of top 10 NHL players of all time.
Wayne Gretzky- The Man Without Peer or a Foreseeable Future
Wayne was born in the small town of Brantford, Ontario and started showing interest and love for hockey when he was two years old. He started playing at the age of 5 for what was then a novice-class all-star team that involved players up to six years older than him. He had scored more than 1000 goals by the time he was 13 years and became a shooting star in Brantford.
Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Edmonton Oilers skates on the ice during an NHL game against the New Jersey Devils on November 11, 1982, at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
Between 1981 and 1994, he won more than 10 NHL scoring championships, and by 1986, he was scoring more than 215 points in just a season. He is among the few players in the world to ever record 100 points in a season.