Gretzky plays his final game on this date in 1999

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Twenty one years ago April eighteenth nineteen ninety nine Wayne Gretzky plays his final NHL game is his Rangers drop a two one decision to the penguins in overtime that's going to kill me not to play but time does something to you and time and and I feel really confident about my decision I ever wavered one ounce in the last seven days naturally Gretzky assisted on the Rangers long goal afterward he received the high honor from commissioner Gary Bettman when you take off that sweater your Jersey after today's game you will be the last player in the NHL ninety nine the NHL's all time scoring leader is nine hundred thirty six points ahead of runner up your arm you're younger I'm Dave Ferrie

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