This Day in History: Wayne Gretzky fastest to 100-points

On this day in sports history, Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky became the fastest NHL player to get 100 points in a season. He only needed 38 games to accomplish this feat.

Gretzky was one special talent, who dominated the game like no one else. He had four seasons, where he had 200-plus point seasons.

He had 205, 208, 212 and 215 point seasons. The nearest player to get close to that was “Super” Mario Lemieux during his tenure with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who had 199 points during the 1988-89 season.

During this season in particular, Gretzky was a 21-year-old at the time. He finished the season with 92 goals with 120 assists for 212 points in 80 games.

The 92 goals were the most he ever had in a season. Prior to this special season, he had a 198 goals in the previous five seasons.

“The Great One” also had 68 even strength goals that season and 18 power play goals. He also had 12 game-winners and six short-handed goals.

On the season, he had 369 shots on goal, and averaged a 24.9 shooting percentage.

He had 15 career 100-point seasons. He had nine with the Edmonton Oilers and five with the Los Angeles Kings. He had one in 1995-96 when he began the season with the Kings before being traded to the St. Louis Blues.

The numbers that Gretzky put up will likely never be broken as the game has changed in ways than when it was played during his era.

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