1999
WORLD NEWS

Wayne Gretzky calls it quits

from CBC.ca archives | Fri, 16 Apr 1999

NEW YORK - No miracle in New York today, Wayne Gretzky has retired. The Great One made it official at an emotional news conference this afternoon, two days before his final National Hockey League game.

At a news conference at the Paramount Theater in Madison Square Gardens, Gretzky confirmed he's leaving the game he loves. "In my heart I know I've made the right decision," he said as he announced his retirement.

His wife, Janet, sat at the table as he spoke, with their sons, Ty and Trevor.

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