Did you know that on this date in 1978 Wayne Gretzky played his very first game with the Edmonton Oilers?
Believe it or not, he actually played that game wearing jersey #20. Gretzky had just arrived in Edmonton after being traded from Indianapolis. The team did not have a #99 jersey prepared, so he wore #20 that night, and that night only.
Speaking of Gretzky, over at HockeyBookReviews.com I look at Peter Pocklington's new book "I'd Trade Him Again." The foreword for that book is written by, believe it or not, Wayne Gretzky.