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Rangers honor Walter Gretzky, Pavelich with moment of silence

Team shares kind words in memory of former forward and father of hockey's 'Great One'. Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne, and former Rangers player Mark Pavelich were honored before the game at Madison Square Garden. 01:21 •. The New York Rangers memorialized Walter Gretzky and Mark Pavelich before their game...
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Remembering the late Walter Gretzky and his year with Pitt roller hockey

The president of Pitt’s club roller hockey team did a double take in the summer of 2004. “We were looking for a new coaching staff,” said Ryan Gaus, then the club president and starting goaltender. “I remember getting an email back with an attached resume, and on page three was Walter Gretzky.”
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Maple Leafs pay tribute to Walter Gretzky with puck setup

Saturday marked the funeral and memorial for Walter Gretzky, who died on Thursday at the age of 82. Walter was the father of five children, including son Wayne, who is recognized as the greatest hockey player ever. Wayne often credited his father for turning him into the player he became through great mental and physical coaching.
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Walter Gretzky, Wayne Gretzky's father, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, father of Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, has passed away at the age of 82. Tributes poured in for the elder Gretzky after his death was announced by his son late Thursday night. "Often we'd be out with Wayne somewhere at a restaurant or a hotel and people...
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Treliving and Sutter on Walter Gretzky: Canada’s Hockey Guy [Video]

During a recent Sportsnet video where Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving and his new head coach Darryl Sutter were speaking with the media, each took some time to share some everyday stories and their fondest memories about Canada’s hockey dad, Walter Gretzky. Both shared what a sad day for hockey it was because of Walter’s passing.
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Walter Gretzky dead at 82

The funeral for hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's father Walter will take place today in his hometown of Brantford, Ont. "Sad news! Walter Gretzky was so genuine and such a people person". Wayne Gretzky said that his father "bravely battled Parkinson's and other health issues these last few years, but he never let it get him down". "He inspired me to be the best I could be not just in the game of hockey, but in life", Gretzky said. We're all hurting, this is a tough time.
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Walter Gretzky, father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, dies at age 82

Walter Gretzky, the father of NHL great Wayne Gretzky, has died at age 82. Wayne Gretzky announced the news on Twitter on Thursday, saying his father "bravely battled Parkinson's and other health issues over these last few years, but he never let it get him down." "For me, he was...
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Oilers Honour Walter Gretzky, Canada's Hockey Dad

"My thoughts are with Wayne and the entire Gretzky family, and all who are mourning the loss of Canada's hockey dad". Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, died Thursday after sustaining a hip injury three weeks ago, Wayne Gretzky said at the funeral. The famous hockey father has been credited...
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Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky and Canada's Hockey Dad, dies at 82

The hockey world was in mourning Thursday night after Wayne Gretzky announced the passing of his father, Walter, at age 82. "It is with deep sadness that Janet and I share the news of the passing of my dad," he wrote on Twitter. "He bravely battled Parkinson's and other health issues these last few years, but he never let it get him down. For my sister and my 3 brothers, Dad was our team captain — he guided, protected and led our family every day, every step of the way.
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Walter Gretzky, father of NHL star Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) — Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has died. He was 82. Wayne Gretzky said in a social media post Thursday night that his father battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues the past few years. “It’s with deep sadness that Janet and I share the news of the passing of my dad,” Wayne Gretzky […]
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Walter Gretzky dies at 82, father of Wayne Gretzky

Remembered as 'our team captain' by son, was member of Order of Canada. Walter Gretzky, commonly regarded as the most famous father in hockey history, died Thursday. He was 82. "It is with deep sadness that Janet and I share the news of the passing of my Dad," Wayne Gretzky...
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Walter Gretzky, Hockey Legend Wayne's Beloved Father, Dead at 82

Walter Gretzky, the beloved father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, has died at the age of 82, per an announcement shared by the family on Thursday night. Wayne took to social media last night revealing the news alongside a heartfelt note and photo of his late dad, who battled Parkinson's disease and a slew of other health issues over the years.
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Walter Gretzky remembered for impact on son Wayne Gretzky, charity work

Walter Gretzky died Thursday at the age of 82, and on Friday was remembered by the hockey world as not only the father of NHL icon Wayne Gretzky, but as a tireless volunteer for numerous charities and worthy causes throughout most of his life. "Although he never skated a shift...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman statement on death of Walter Gretzky

NEW YORK - National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement regarding the passing of Walter Gretzky:. "Although he never skated a shift in the National Hockey League, Walter Gretzky's influence on our League and our game was profound. He embodied all that is great about being a hockey parent. Teaching the game to his children on the famed backyard rink he built in his beloved hometown of Brantford, Ontario, Walter instilled in them not only an uncommon understanding of hockey's essence, but a love and respect for the game that has become synonymous with the name Gretzky, all while ensuring that the game was fun to play.
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Walter Gretzky, Father of NHL Legend Wayne Gretzky, Dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, the father of NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, died at the age of 82 after suffering from Parkinson's disease as well as other health issues, the family announced. Wayne Gretzky @WayneGretzky. https://t.co/WoOI3Zlm6M. In a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday evening, Wayne Gretzky said his father was...
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Sharks’ Logan Couture explains how he first met Walter Gretzky

As a kid growing up in southern Ontario in Canada, San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture figures he was among countless hockey-playing kids who got to spend time and be around Walter Gretzky, Wayne Gretzky’s father. Couture said his parents used to run three-on-three hockey tournaments at the Wayne Gretzky...
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