Yeah you read that right. As if there wasn’t enough reason to pick up this game, the cover athlete is going to be none other than The One Wayne Gretzky. In case you were born in a cave and raised by wolves, here’s a brief synopsis on Gretsky’s career in the NHL (which stands for National Hockey League).
Gretzky is an NHL legend who accumulated a long list of accomplishments and awards during his 21 year career as a player in the NHL. He currently holds 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, six All-Star records, and is the only NHL player to have ever recorded 200 points in a season. Since retiring as a player from the NHL, Gretzky has been very active in the hockey world, serving as Executive Director of the gold medal winning, 2002 Canadian men’s national ice hockey team, and acting as a special advisor to the gold medal winning, 2010 Canadian men’s national ice hockey team.
In other words, he’s the freaking bomb. NHL Slapshot is due to release this September for the Nintendo Wii.