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Wayne Gretzky named on 'Most Athletic Americans' list 0

By Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun

Screengrab from Teen's Digest website naming Brantford native Wayne Gretzky as No. 5 on their "Most Athletic Americans' list.

Screengrab from Teen's Digest website naming Brantford native Wayne Gretzky as No. 5 on their "Most Athletic Americans' list.

“The Great One” was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988 — but who knew his nationality went with him.

In a top 10 photo list displaying “The Most Athletic Americans,” Wayne Gretzky — forever No. 99 — is ranked fifth, according to Teen’s Digest, which was tweeted Wednesday by Historical Pics.

Here’s the problem — he was born and raised in Brantford, Ont.

“Wayne Gretzky is known as possibly the greatest American hockey player of all time,” read the caption. “He sent a fan craze across the nation and even into Canada and other countries because he was such a talented player. During his career in the NHL, he scored almost 3,000 points. His skill on the ice far surpassed anyone else during his prime.”


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