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Wayne Gretzky

Legendary Hockey Player & Founder of the Wayne Gretzky Foundation

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Wayne Gretzky Biography

Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed "The Great One," is widely considered to be the greatest hockey player of all-time. Following his successful career on the ice, Gretzky has stayed close to the game he loves. He is the lead studio analyst for TNT's hockey broadcasts, was Head Coach and EVP of the Phoenix Coyotes from 2005 to 2009, named the Vice Chairman of the Edmonton Oilers from 2016-2021 and was the official ambassador for the NHL’s Centennial Celebration in 2017.

Gretzky retired as a player on April 16, 1999, after 20 seasons in which he dominated the National Hockey League unlike any player in history. Gretzky helped win four Stanley Cup Championships and three Canada Cup tournament titles during his illustrious career. He became the NHL's all-time leading goal, assist, and point producer for both regular season and playoffs. Gretzky won 10 Art Ross Trophies as the NHL's leading scorer, nine Hart Trophies as the League's MVP, and two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP. He earned five Lady Byng Trophies as the NHL's most gentlemanly player and made 18 consecutive All-Star Game appearances, securing three All-Star MVP Awards. Gretzky is an eight-time First All-Star Team member and seven-time Second All-Star Team member. He holds virtually every offensive record in the NHL and his tireless support of the game has contributed significantly to the popularity it enjoys today.

Upon his retirement, Gretzky held or shared 61 NHL records. Following his final game, the NHL bestowed on Gretzky the unique distinction of being the only player in the history of the NHL to have his jersey number retired by all member clubs. "No. 99" was formally retired at the 2000 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto and will never again be worn by an NHL player.

On November 22, 1999, seven months after his retirement, Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada, becoming the tenth and final player in Hockey Hall of Fame history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period for enshrinement waived by the Hall's board of directors.

In 2002, Gretzky served in a managerial role with Team Canada as the Executive Director of Team Canada's Olympic Hockey Team. Under Gretzky's leadership, Team Canada persevered to win the Gold Medal. Gretzky served in the same capacity with Team Canada for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

The Wayne Gretzky Foundation is dedicated to helping disadvantaged youngsters throughout North America participate in hockey. Gretzky also gives his time to countless other charitable endeavors. He serves as Honorary Chairman of Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities in Canada, and is an Athlete Ambassador and Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees of Right to Play, an athlete driven humanitarian organization that uses sports to enhance child development in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Gretzky also is a participant in “Hands That Shape Humanity”, a project for the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Wayne Gretzky

    Speaking fees for Wayne Gretzky, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Wayne Gretzky are $200,000 and above for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Wayne Gretzky, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Wayne Gretzky speak about?

    Wayne Gretzky is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Headliners, Coaching, Featured Celebrities, Featured Sports Speakers, Golf, Hall of Fame, Hockey, Leadership Speakers, Sports Motivation, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Wayne Gretzky travel from?

    Wayne Gretzky generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Wayne Gretzky’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Wayne Gretzky for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wayne Gretzky for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Wayne Gretzky or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Legendary Hockey Player & Founder of the Wayne Gretzky Foundation

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Wayne Gretzky Biography

Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed "The Great One," is widely considered to be the greatest hockey player of all-time. Following his successful career on the ice, Gretzky has stayed close to the game he loves. He is the lead studio analyst for TNT's hockey broadcasts, was Head Coach and EVP of the Phoenix Coyotes from 2005 to 2009, named the Vice Chairman of the Edmonton Oilers from 2016-2021 and was the official ambassador for the NHL’s Centennial Celebration in 2017.

Gretzky retired as a player on April 16, 1999, after 20 seasons in which he dominated the National Hockey League unlike any player in history. Gretzky helped win four Stanley Cup Championships and three Canada Cup tournament titles during his illustrious career. He became the NHL's all-time leading goal, assist, and point producer for both regular season and playoffs. Gretzky won 10 Art Ross Trophies as the NHL's leading scorer, nine Hart Trophies as the League's MVP, and two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP. He earned five Lady Byng Trophies as the NHL's most gentlemanly player and made 18 consecutive All-Star Game appearances, securing three All-Star MVP Awards. Gretzky is an eight-time First All-Star Team member and seven-time Second All-Star Team member. He holds virtually every offensive record in the NHL and his tireless support of the game has contributed significantly to the popularity it enjoys today.

Upon his retirement, Gretzky held or shared 61 NHL records. Following his final game, the NHL bestowed on Gretzky the unique distinction of being the only player in the history of the NHL to have his jersey number retired by all member clubs. "No. 99" was formally retired at the 2000 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto and will never again be worn by an NHL player.

On November 22, 1999, seven months after his retirement, Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada, becoming the tenth and final player in Hockey Hall of Fame history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period for enshrinement waived by the Hall's board of directors.

In 2002, Gretzky served in a managerial role with Team Canada as the Executive Director of Team Canada's Olympic Hockey Team. Under Gretzky's leadership, Team Canada persevered to win the Gold Medal. Gretzky served in the same capacity with Team Canada for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

The Wayne Gretzky Foundation is dedicated to helping disadvantaged youngsters throughout North America participate in hockey. Gretzky also gives his time to countless other charitable endeavors. He serves as Honorary Chairman of Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities in Canada, and is an Athlete Ambassador and Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees of Right to Play, an athlete driven humanitarian organization that uses sports to enhance child development in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Gretzky also is a participant in “Hands That Shape Humanity”, a project for the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre.

Wayne Gretzky Videos

  • Wayne Gretzky Gives Heartfelt Speech At Walter Gretzky's Funeral ...
    Wayne Gretzky gives a heartfelt reading & shares fond memories while reflecting on the life of his father, Walter Gretzky.
  • 20 Years Later: Wayne Gretzky's Last Game | SN Presents - YouTube
    Re-live Wayne Gretzky's last game 20 years later with appearances by The Great One himself, Gary Bettman and Mark Messier.
  • Wayne Gretzky Speaking Engagement - Part 1 of 2 - YouTube

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  • How do I book Wayne Gretzky to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Wayne Gretzky for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Wayne Gretzky, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Wayne Gretzky or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Wayne Gretzky

    Speaking fees for Wayne Gretzky, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Wayne Gretzky are $200,000 and above for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Wayne Gretzky, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Wayne Gretzky speak about?

    Wayne Gretzky is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Headliners, Coaching, Featured Celebrities, Featured Sports Speakers, Golf, Hall of Fame, Hockey, Leadership Speakers, Sports Motivation, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Wayne Gretzky travel from?

    Wayne Gretzky generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Wayne Gretzky’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Wayne Gretzky for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wayne Gretzky for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Wayne Gretzky or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Wayne Gretzky is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Wayne Gretzky for your event is $200,000 and above. Wayne Gretzky generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Michael Phelps, Alex Rodriguez, Andre Agassi and Drew Brees. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wayne Gretzky for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Wayne Gretzky Speaker Videos

  • Wayne Gretzky Gives Heartfelt Speech At Walter Gretzky's Funeral ...
    Wayne Gretzky gives a heartfelt reading & shares fond memories while reflecting on the life of his father, Walter Gretzky.
    20 Years Later: Wayne Gretzky's Last Game | SN Presents - YouTube
    Re-live Wayne Gretzky's last game 20 years later with appearances by The Great One himself, Gary Bettman and Mark Messier.
  • Wayne Gretzky Speaking Engagement - Part 1 of 2 - YouTube
    wayne gretzky's speech at the 2002 olympic games - YouTube
  • Wayne Gretzky Speaker - Wayne Gretzky Speaking Engagements ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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