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6 bizarre Wayne Gretzky facts you didn't know until now

Wayne Gretzky is arguably the most dominant athlete in Professional Sports. His records will stand the test of time, and there will likely never be another NHL player to reach the heights of The Great One.

Here are six bizarre Wayne Gretzky facts that you probably didn't know.

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6. 2000 points in 857 games

The Fastest player to reach 1000 points (424 Games Played) in NHL history is Wayne Gretzky. The second fastest player in NHL history to reach 1000 points (433 Games Played) was Wayne Gretzky's next thousand points.

5. Turning heads at 10 years old

Gretzky had 517 points with 378 goals in a single season at just 10 years old while playing Peewee Hockey for the Brantford Nadrofsky Steelers. He was truly a step ahead of his competition even at such a young age.

4. His competition wasn't even close

Gretzky won the scoring title by more than 70 points - six times. Nobody even came close to putting up the numbers he put up.

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3. He was a cheat code

In fantasy hockey pools in the 1980s, you had to split up Gretzky's goals and assists as if they were separate people. In most hockey pools, Gretzky's goals and assists would both go in the top four.

2. He changed the rules

He was so dangerous at 4-on-4, the league had to change the rules to make coincidental minors 5-on-5 because the Oilers would intentionally look for opport