Wayne Gretzky

1961 - Today

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Douglas Gretzky (; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called the greatest hockey player ever by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wayne Gretzky has received more than 10,202,176 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular hockey player.

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  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among hockey players, Wayne Gretzky ranks 5 out of 52Before him are Viktor Tikhonov, Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, and Vladislav Tretiak. After him are Valeri Kharlamov, Jaromír Jágr, Georges Vézina, Stan Mikita, Phil Esposito, Bobby Hull, and Henri Richard.

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Among people born in 1961, Wayne Gretzky ranks 59Before him are Kalpana Chawla, Martin Gore, Juha Sipilä, Ian Rush, Heather Locklear, and Tom Ford. After him are Erwin Koeman, Alexandre Desplat, Íngrid Betancourt, Vasily Ignatenko, Carol W. Greider, and Tom Araya.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Wayne Gretzky ranks 107 out of 840Before him are Myron Scholes (1941), Peter Cullen (1941), James Craig Watson (1838), Michael Ironside (1950), Evangeline Lilly (1979), and Gil Evans (1912). After him are Norman Jewison (1926), Tom Cavanagh (1963), Jean Chrétien (1934), Bonar Law (1858), Brian Mulroney (1939), and William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Wayne Gretzky ranks 3Before him are Maurice Richard (1921) and Gordie Howe (1928). After him are Georges Vézina (1887), Phil Esposito (1942), Bobby Hull (1939), Henri Richard (1936), Bobby Orr (1948), Mario Lemieux (1965), Howie Morenz (1902), Guy Lafleur (1951), and Art Ross (1885).

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