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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Yearbook, Oct. 14: Gretzky's first NHL goal
By Patrick Dorsey
Oct. 14, 1979:
On this day 33 years ago, an 18-year-old Wayne Gretzky scored against the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL season's third game.
It wasn't The Great One's first pro goal -- he spent the previous year in the WHA -- but it was his first in the NHL. And yeah, it was the first of many, with many teams (894 with four, to be exact):