Wayne Gretzky is still setting records, even long after his playing days are over. Gretzky’s final Edmonton Oilers jersey, worn during the teams Stanley Cup run in the 1987-88 playoffs sold for a record $1.452 million at the Grey Flannel Auction.
The previous record for someone buying a hockey jersey was $1.3 million, which was paid for Canadian hero Paul Henderson’s 1972 Summit Series jersey.
At the end of the game, Gretzky had his puck-and-stick-scuffed jersey doused in champagne. The marks are still visible on the uniform today.
Three months after winning his fourth Stanley Cup with the Oilers, in a shocking trade that shook the hockey world, he was traded to the LA Kings.
Wayne Gretzky career stats