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L.A. shows off its hockey passion

City has traveled great distance to embrace hockey since Wayne Gretzky's arrival

Updated: January 26, 2014, 1:44 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- When Wayne Gretzky walked out of the dugout club at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night, he looked out onto the field and smiled when he saw the hockey rink built between first and third base and the adjacent street hockey rink built in front of the pitcher's mound.

Gretzky was flanked by his wife, Janet, and his children, Paulina, Emma, Tristan, Ty and Trevor. When Gretzky first arrived in Los Angeles in 1988 after being traded to the Los Angeles Kings from the Edmonton Oilers, ...

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