NHL great Wayne Gretzky will be on hockey fans’ television screens this weekend as an in-game analyst for Sunday’s NHL Heritage Classic featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabers.
Sunday’s tilt will mark the first time the Hall of Famer has been in the broadcast booth to call a game. He will team up with Eddie Olczyk and Keith Jones while Kenny Albert will play per game, NHL.com reported.
Gretzky’s name has been in the headlines this week as Alex Ovechkin moves up the league’s all-time goalscoring list. On Tuesday, the Washington Capitals captain tied Jaromir Jagr for third most goals with 766 in a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. His next achievement will be to reach Gordie Howe (801 goals) before setting his sights on Gretzky’s record (894 goals).
Gretzky remains the untouchable points leader in NHL history with 2,857 points. The closest active player to that record is Joe Thornton, 42, who sits in 12th place with 1,535. (Ovechkin is 24th on the list with 1,390 points.)