Wayne GretzkyWednesday, February 15, 2006
Through the years I have had several opportunities to photograph Wayne Gretzky. In one of them I went to Edmonton to photograph the then Canucks coach, Bill LaForge whose team was plastered by Gretzky's Oilers the evening that I was there. I sat inside the TV cameraman's booth with CBC cameraman Mike Varga. On the other side sat Gretzky. But this picture is my favourite as I took it on Gretzky's 21st birthday. He was in Vancouver to sign a one million dollar contract (the highest in NHL Hockey at the time). He was also a guest of the Paul Anka show in CBC's Studio 40. I remember that Anka sang him happy birthday.