But Gretzky’s skill as an athlete was not all mental. Gretzky was sidelined for much of the 1992–93 regular season with an upper back injury the only year in which he did not lead his team in scoring. It was with the Greyhounds that Wayne first wore the number 99 on his jersey.
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