Wayne Gretzky Milestone
Nice milestone Aluminum twig from the Great One from March 5th, 1991. The game was played at the Capital Center in Washington and this is the stick he used to notch his 1,400th NHL career assist. The tape on the shaft reads as follows. March 5/91 Washington Capitals- Capital Centre Wayne Gretzky 1400 NHL Career Assist ( G-T. Granato A-W. Gretzky, T. Sandstrom).. Meaning Goal Tony Granato, assist to Gretzky and Sandstrom. The butt end also says 1400 NHL Career assist and is marked in black magic marker A 82. This is some type of coding system that Peter Millar used. It was later switched to the actual game in the NHL schedule to make it easier to remember. This was acquired from Wayne’s Roller Hockey Rink In Los Angeles when it closed down several years ago. The writing is in Millars hand. Nice baby powder remnants all over the blade along with some really nice slices and puck marks. No one in the NHL has 1,400 assist to this day, and will likely be one of several of Gretzky’s records that will never be broken. I’m sure his line mates took good care of him at the bar after games!!