This one unbelievable stat shows just how great Wayne Gretzky was…

Wayne Gretzky, known as “The Great One”, is said to be the greatest hockey player of all time.  Some argue against this, saying that he would only be a mediocre player in today’s game.  Time to blow that argument to smithereens…

One Reddit user pointed out an incredible stat about Wayne Gretzky which helps to disprove any arguments against him being the greatest player of all time.

Gretzky retired at the end of the 1998-99 season, totaling 2857 points in 1487 games (1.92 points-per-game).  Had he not retired and continued to play until today, he would have played an additional 1,360 season games.  If he played all additional 1,360 games without recording a single point, he would have only fallen below the point-per-game mark during this past season.

By comparison, there are only five active NHL players (with 500 games played or more) above 1.0 points-per-game:

Rk Name Born  Pos  GP   G   A   P   PIM   +/-   PPG   SHG  GWG  G/GP  A/GP   P/GP 
1 CA   Sidney Crosby 1987 F  864  411  705  1116  622  165  124  3  57  0.476  0.816  1.292
2 RU   Evgeni Malkin 1986 F  784  370  560  930  813  91  133  4  63  0.472  0.714  1.186
3 RU   Alexander Ovechkin 1985 F  1003  607  515  1122  649  87  229  4  102  0.605  0.513  1.119
4 US   Patrick Kane 1988 F  822  312  516  828  316  59  91  0  53  0.380  0.628  1.007
5 CA   Steven Stamkos 1990 F  664  348  320  668  440  26  126  3  49  0.524  0.482  1.006

Wayne Gretzky is the greatest player of all time, case closed.

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