Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky has once again signed with IMG, returning to the firm after having worked with them in the late 1980s and ’90s.
With his IMG reunion Gretzky hopes to broaden his career. His new team will assist him in pursuing endorsements and other new business ventures. Gretzky’s team at IMG will be headed up by Ira Stahlberger in the U.S. and Sam Galet in Canada.
Over the course of his on-ice career Gretzky accumulated 2,857 points in 1,487 regular season games, making him the highest scoring player in NHL history. Gretzky was voted MVP a record nine times, and he is the only player to have his number retired across the league. During his time with the Edmonton Oilers, he appeared in Stanley Cup Championships in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988. Gretzky also played for the Los Angeles Kings, the St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers, and helped Canada win three gold medals at the Canada Cup.
Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999 promptly after retiring.
In addition, Janet Gretzky, Wayne’s wife of 26 years, has signed on with WME to continue to develop her career as an actress and producer. She most recently appears in James Franco’s adaptation of “The Sound and the Fury.”