Brent Gretzky

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Brent Gretzky
Born (1972-02-20) February 20, 1972 (age 42)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
MLH team
Former teams
Brantford Blast
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL)
Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
Atlanta Knights (IHL)
Quebec Rafales (IHL)
Graz 99ers (Austria)
Asheville Smoke (UHL)
Hershey Bears (AHL)
Chicago Wolves (IHL)
Port Huron Border Cats (UHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (UHL)
Port Huron Beacons (UHL)
Danbury Trashers (UHL)
Motor City Mechanics (UHL)
NHL Draft 49th overall, 1992
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1992–2008

Brent Gretzky (born February 20, 1972) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, and the brother of Wayne and Keith Gretzky. He briefly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taught the game by his father Walter, Gretzky was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, but did not find the same success as his brother Wayne.

Brent grew up playing minor hockey in Brantford, Ontario for the Brantford Classics of the OMHA. In 1988-89, he played Jr. B hockey for the Brantford Classics of the Mid-Western Junior B Hockey League.

He was selected in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1989 OHL Priority Selection by the Belleville Bulls where he spent three years. With the Bulls, he was a linemate of future NHL'er Darren McCarty.

During Gretzky's 13-game tenure with Tampa Bay, he played once against Wayne: "We must have faced off 15 times and I won one. I remember chasing him behind the net. I knew what he was going to do and I still found myself looking for my jock. The hardest part was after the game, going and watching ESPN. It was older Gretzky shows young Gretzky how to play hockey." Together, Wayne and Brent hold the NHL record for most combined points by two brothers (2857 for Wayne and 4 for Brent).[1]

Gretzky was a career minor leaguer, floating between the International Hockey League, the American Hockey League, and the United Hockey League. He played for Graz EC Austria in 1997-98. On June 6, 2006, the Elmira Jackals announced they had acquired his rights from the Motor City Mechanics, but he never played with Elmira; his season with the Mechanics was his last as a professional. He and four other former Danbury Trashers players were served with subpoenas by the FBI in its investigation into owner James Galante's business dealings.

In 2008, Gretzky played six games for his hometown Brantford Blast team in the senior league Major League Hockey, which went on to win the 2008 Allan Cup, after which Gretzky retired from organized competition.[2] Brent now serves as a police officer with the Ontario Provincial Police.

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  1. ^ "Brothers: Keith and Brent Gretzky". Greatest Hockey Legends.com. 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ Brent Gretzky's stats for Brantford

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