WINNIPEG, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The votes are in — and Canadians have spoken: forward Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky is the greatest NHL star in history.
Gretzky was the top vote-getter in an online poll conducted by Canada's History Magazine to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the NHL. The poll ran in conjunction with a special December-January issue of Canada's History that featured top sportswriters recalling the best NHL games they ever covered. The winners of the poll at each position were:
Wayne Gretzky — a four-time Stanley Cup champion — holds or shares 61 NHL records, including most career goals, assists and total points.
Bobby Orr — a two-time Stanley Cup champion — transformed his position with his offensive prowess. Sadly, his career was cut short in 1978 due to chronic knee injuries.
Patrick Roy — a four time Stanley Cup champion — won two cups with the Montreal Canadiens and two with the Colorado Avalanche.
Check out ="http://canadashistory.ca/NHL@100" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CanadasHistory.ca/NHL@100 for the full poll results, and to rest of the players who were selected to the all-time NHL dream team. Meanwhile, all who voted were entered into a random draw for a hand-made replica of Jacques Plante's 1974 goalie mask. The winner was Peter Cobill, of Richmond, Ontario.
SOURCE Canada's History
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Based in Winnipeg, Canada’s National History Society was established in 1994 as part of the constellation of gifts made by the Hudson’s Bay Company to the province of Manitoba. As part of its mandate, the History Society publishes Canada’s History, which began as the HBC Company’s newsletter (The Beaver) in 1920 and has since grown to become Canada’s...