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Wayne Gretzky Names His Surprising Favourite Current NHL Player

Published August 12, 2023 at 2:30 PM
BY TOM BANKS

The NHL is stacked full of incredible talents right now, with more and more entering the league each and every year, but what do the legends think of todays stars?

The Great One's pick



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While most people would pick a name like Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin or the top names in the game as their favourite, TNT recently asked Wayne Gretzky, and he gave a surprising response.



I'm truly amazed by what Mathew Barzal is doing; I've said it many times. I saw Messier, Lemieux, Lafleur, but this kid is special.

With his incredible speed and goal scoring talent, Gretzky's choice was the young Islanders superstar Mathew Barzal.

A superstar in the making



Despite being in the NHL for seven years, Barzal is still just 26-years of age, and with so much speed, flair and incredible talent, this is a great choice and a name that's ready to step up and become one of the best players in the league.


In 420 games at the top level thus far, Barzal has scored 102 goals and racked up 362 points, and with a good group around him, there's a good bet this team will be on the rise again soon.

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Wayne Gretzky Names His Surprising Favourite Current NHL Player

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