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Walter Gretzky on his son's multi-million dollar deal

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.

Wayne Gretzky's new contract with the Edmonton Oilers is the biggest in hockey history.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Jan. 21, 1982
Guest: Walter Gretzky
Host: Barbara Frum
Duration: 4:30

Last updated: August 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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