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Title
Wayne Gretzky, Oilers
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Ruebsamen, James
Date Created and/or Issued
1985
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
The trade of Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Kings remains one of the most momentous deals in sports history. On the ice, Gretzky produced: after breaking Gordie Howe's all-time goal record, he led the Kings to their first (and only) Stanley Cup Finals appearance (1993) as attendance soared. But his importance extended beyond L.A.: his presence transformed the NHL from a league dominated by Canadian teams to one willing to expand to Anaheim, San Jose, Arizona, and Florida. Photo dated: April 2, 1985.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00048901
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Gretzky, Wayne.
CARL0000052951
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17381
Subject
Gretzky, Wayne,--1961-
Los Angeles Kings (Hockey team)
Edmonton Oilers (Hockey team)
National Hockey League
Hockey
Hockey players
Hockey teams
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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