How many teams did Wayne Gretzky play for in the NHL? He played 20 seasons in the NHL for four teams from 1979 to 1999 for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers. Nicknamed “The Great One”, Gretzky has been called “the greatest hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and the league itself.
How many Stanley Cups did Gretzky win? As centre and team captain, Gretzky led the Oilers to four Stanley Cup victories (in the 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, and 1987–88 seasons).
How old was Gretzky when he won his first Stanley Cup? The WHA folded in 1979, and the Oilers team joined the NHL. At the age of 19, Gretzky won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player (MVP).
How long did Wayne Gretzky play in NHL? Wayne Gretzky spent his entire professional hockey career (20 seasons in the NHL and one in the WHA) rewriting the record books. When ‘The Great One’ retired following the 1998-99 season, he held 61 NHL records.