February 20, 1972 |
Brantford, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Tampa Bay Lightning
Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL)
Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
Atlanta Knights (IHL)
Quebec Rafales (IHL)
EC Graz (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
Brent Gretzky (born February 20, 1972) is a Canadian retired 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. His brother Wayne is considered the greatest player of all time.
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 player Darren McCarty.
During Brent'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).
Gretzky was a career minor leaguer, floating between the International Hockey League, the American Hockey League, and the United Hockey League. He played for EC Graz 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. Brent now serves as a police officer with the Ontario Provincial Police.
Regular season and playoffs
|1993–94||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||10||1||2||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||68||13||28||41||40||4||0||6||6||0|
|1996–97||Pensacola Ice Pilots||ECHL||22||9||15||24||4||12||5||8||13||4|
|1996–97||Las Vegas Thunder||IHL||40||5||12||17||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Port Huron Border Cats||UHL||9||0||8||8||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Fort Wayne Komets||UHL||61||16||58||74||22||7||5||3||8||2|
|2001–02||Fort Wayne Komets||UHL||73||21||55||76||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Port Huron Beacons||UHL||45||31||29||60||12||3||3||0||3||2|
|2003–04||Port Huron Beacons||UHL||61||43||38||81||10||9||4||13||17||26|
|2004–05||Port Huron Beacons||UHL||37||13||25||38||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Motor City Mechanics||UHL||66||15||65||80||12||4||1||1||2||0|