The Aug. 9, 1988 megatrade that sent Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings is often cited as the beginning of pro hockey's acceptance in the southern United States.

It was also the end of an era for Edmonton, which would win its fifth Stanley Cup in 1990 without Gretzky but soon saw its dynasty fade.

Gretzky never won a Cup after leaving the Oilers, but he did embark on a hockey Odyssey that would see him (in no particular order) suit up for three more NHL teams, play for and manage the Canadian Olympic team, coach in the NHL, buy into teams in both the NHL and CFL, and join the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Check out nine things No. 99 has done since The Trade in this interactive graphic from the Canadian Press: