Wayne Gretzky leaves Edmonton Oilers
– EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Wayne Gretzky is stepping down from Vice Chairman of the Edmonton Oilers, citing “the pandemic and other life changes.” The 60-year-old ice hockey great announced on Tuesday on Twitter. He says he will not be able to “expend the time and effort necessary to support this world-class organization”. Gretzky was the 2016 NHL top scorer and four-time Stanley Cup winner as a player with the Edmonton district, which is where the Rogers Place Arena is located. The Oilers were eliminated from the first round of playoffs on Monday when they were swept by the Winnipeg Jets.
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