“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” - Wayne Gretzky, Four-Time Stanley Cup-Winning Hockey Player
Wayne Gretzky became the National Hockey League’s all-time points leader 30 years ago today in 1989, playing for the Los Angeles Kings in the final period of a game against the Edmonton Oilers. Scoring his 1,851st goal, Gretzky would go on to reach 2,857 points before his retirement ten years later, a record that still stands to this day as the highest of all time. That’s just one of the 61 NHL record under Gretzky’s belt — he is also the only player in the league’s history to total over 200 points in one season, his accomplishments earning him the nickname “The Great One”. After leaving the NHL in 1999, Gretzky was immediately inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and he was the coach of the gold-medal winning Canadian national men’s hockey team during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.