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Walter Gretzky Net Worth

Walter Gretzky Net Worth is
$1.6 Million

Walter Gretzky Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Walter Gretzky, CM, O.Ont (born October 8, 1938) is a Canadian who is best known as the father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky. The elder Gretzky, an avid hockey player as a youth and a keen analyst of the game, is credited by his famous son as playing a key role in his phenomenal success as a player. Walter coached his hockey-loving son continuously, starting at age three, building him a backyard rink, devising creative exercises and drills, teaching him profound insights into how to play successfully, and accompanying him to most of his games. He is famous for instructing Wayne and his brothers to “Go to where the puck is going, not where it has been."The elder Gretzky is well known in his own right for his contributions to minor hockey in Canada, and for his dedication to helping many local, provincial, and national charities, for which he has been honoured and recognized.
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Full NameWalter Gretzky
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1938
Place Of BirthCanning, Ontario, Canada
ProfessionActor, Writer
NationalityCanadian
SpousePhyllis Leone Hockin
ChildrenWayne, Kim, Keith, Glen, Brent
ParentsMary Gretzky, Anton Gretzky
SiblingsEllen Gretzky
MoviesWaking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story
Star SignLibra
#Fact
1Great-grandson Tatum Gretzky Johnson born on January 19, 2015 to grand-daughter Paulina and pro golfer Dustin Johnson.
2Father-in-law of Janet Jones.
3Was portrayed by Tom McCamus in the film about his stroke rehabilitation, Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005).
4Suffered a fractured skull while working as a lineman for Bell Canada in 1961, leaving him in a coma and deaf in his right ear. He was transferred to another department after getting off disability.
5Brother Albert announced he is running for MP on the Conservative Party ticket, representing London West. The election is slated for 23 January 2006 (April 2005).
6Father of Wayne Gretzky, Kim (b. 12 May 1963), Keith (b. 16 February 1967), Glen Gretzky, and Brent Gretzky. Grandfather of Tristan Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky, Ty Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky, and Emma Gretzky.
7Suffered near-fatal brain aneurysm while working at his family's farm in Canning. Has only short-term memory. Most of his memories from the early 70s through the mid-90s have been wiped out. His physical therapist, Ian Kohler, married Walter's daughter, Kim, on 23 August 1995. [October 1991]
8Collects broken and discarded hockey sticks in the Brantford area and turns them over to the W. Ross Macdonald School for the blind and visually impaired, who make them into benches.
9Bell Canada telephone repairman for 34 years.
10Son of Belarussian/Polish immigrants.
11Endorses Esporta Wash Systems Inc. of Kelowna, British Columbia, which makes a revolutionary sports equipment washing system.
12Appeared in a Sharp ViewCam Camcorder commericial with Wayne and Wayne's son, Ty.
131996 Brantford Citizen of the Year.
14Major Junior A Roller Hockey League play for the Walter Gretzky Cup.
15November 21, 2001: Added to Brantford's Walk of Fame, an honour not even Wayne has gotten.
16In his book, "Gretzky: From Backyard Rink to the Stanley Cup" (with Jim Taylor; July 1985), he recounted how he recognized Wayne's prodigious skills and shaped him into the most prolific scorer in hockey history.
17Autobiography "On Family, Hockey and Healing" is the basis of Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005).
18National spokesman for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
19Deaf in his right ear.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Garden's Defining Moments2015TV Mini-Series
Oh Alberta2007Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story2005TV Movie book "Walter Grezsky: On Family, Hockey and Healing"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Score: A Hockey Musical2010Himself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Ultimate Gretzky2003Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Wayne Gretzky: Above and Beyond1990Video documentaryHimself
Wayne Gretzky: Hockey My Way1986VideoHimself

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