Highlights from the NHL career of Wayne Gretzky:

1979-80 - Scored first NHL point in first NHL game and first goal in third game; became youngest player in NHL history to score 50 goals; led NHL in assists with 86 and points with 137; named to NHL All-Star Game second-team; named to Professional Hockey Writers postseason All-Star second team; won Hart Trophy as league's Most Valuable Player and Lady Byng Trophy as most gentlemanly player.1980-81 - Set NHL record for assists with 109 and points with 164; named to NHL All-Star Game first team; named to postseason All-Star first team; won second Hart Trophy; won Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring leader.

1981-82 - Broke NHL goals, assists and points records with 92, 120 and 212; became first player in history to surpass 200 points; named to All-Star Game first team and postseason All-Star first team; won Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy; won Lester B. Pearson Award as the NHL players' choice for MVP.

1982-83 - Led NHL with 71 goals and 196 points; set NHL record for assists with 125; set NHL record for assists in one playoff year with 26 and for points in one playoff year with 38; named to NHL All-Star Game first team and postseason All-Star first team; set goals and points All-Star Game and period record with four goals in the third; named All-Star Game MVP; won Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award.

1983 - Named to Team Canada in international Canada Cup competition; won Canada Cup gold medal.

1983-84 - Led NHL with 87 goals, 118 assists and 205 points; established NHL's longest point-scoring streak overall and from start of season at 51 games; led playoffs with 22 assists and 35 points; won first Stanley Cup; named to All-Star Game first team and postseason All-Star first team; won Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award; led league in plus-minus.

1984-85 - Set NHL record for assists with 135; registered 1,000th point; led league with 208 points; set NHL playoff assists and points record with 30 and 47; led league in plus-minus; won second Stanley Cup; won Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP; named to All-Star Game first team and postseason All-Star team; won Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award.

1985-86 - Scored 500th goal; set NHL records for assists and points with 163 and 215; named to All-Star Game first team and postseason All-Star first team; won Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy.

1986-87 - Named NHL All-Stars' MVP of Rendez-Vous 87 series against Soviet Union; led league in plus-minus; won third Stanley Cup; set NHL records with eighth Hart Trophy and seventh straight Art Ross Trophy; won Lester B. Pearson Award.

1987 - Named to Team Canada for Canada Cup series; won Canada Cup gold medal; named Canada Cup MVP.

1987-1988 - Registered 1,000th NHL assist; became all-time NHL assist leader with 1,050; set records for most and most consecutive 100-point seasons with nine; won fourth Stanley Cup; won second Conn Smythe Trophy; named to postseason All-Star second team.

1988 - Traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles, Aug. 9.

1988-89 - Named to All-Star Game and won MVP; tied Mike Bossy as the NHL's all-time leading playoff goal-scorer with 85 in first round vs. Vancouver; became the NHL's all-time leading playoff scorer with his 86th goal in second round vs. Calgary.

1989-90 - Became NHL's all-time scorer, breaking Gordie Howe's mark of 1,850 points. Notched 142 points, winning scoring title for eighth year.

1990-91 - Reached 2,000-point plateau Oct. 26 in Winnipeg.