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On anniversary of his trade, Gretzky more focused on hockey's future

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his stunning trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on Aug. 9 1988, Wayne Gretzky was more focused on the future of hockey than his own past.

Holding a press conference in support of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup under-18 hockey tournament in Edmonton, the top scorer in NHL history was naturally asked about the anniversary of his trade to the Kings from the Oilers, with whom he won four Stanley Cups.

“I don’t really talk about it much,” he sa…
CBC | NHL News

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