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Gretzky plays alongside Gordie Howe against the Moscow Dynamos

By now it's practically hockey legend. Wayne Gretzky started playing the game in the backyard rink built by his dad. It marked the beginning of the most spectacular career in hockey history. From the time Gretzky donned his first pair of skates at age two to the shocking trade that took him south of the border, we look at how the "Great One" set the bar higher for Canada's favourite game.

17-year-old Gretzky plays alongside his boyhood idol.


Medium: Television
Program: Newsday
Broadcast Date: Jan. 3, 1979
Guest(s): Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Mark Howe
Reporter: John Wells
Duration: 1:40

Last updated: December 21, 2012

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