Report: Wayne Gretzky headed to TNT as broadcaster

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February 7, 2020; Pebble Beach, California, USA; Wayne Gretzky acknowledges the crowd on the 13th hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Monterey Peninsula Country Club - Shore Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Greatest Hockey Player in Oilers and NHL history has stepped down from his role with the organization. This news was released via Wayne Gretzky’s social media account.

Wayne Gretzky steps down from role with Edmonton Oilers

“With great appreciation, i wanted to let everyone know that I have decided to step away as Vice Chairman of the Edmonton Oilers effective today,” Gretzky wrote. “Given the pandemic and other life changes, I realize I will bot be able to dedicate the time nor effort needed to support this work class organization.”

The Great One went on to thank the Katz family for their support and friendship.

Wayne Gretzky heading to TNT

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Wayne Gretzky last skate April 18th, 1999 (Getty Images)

The Great One could be the next great analyst as it appears he’s headed to TNT!

Wayne Gretzky will be a lead analyst on Turner’s forthcoming premiere studio show after agreeing to a contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $3 million per season, according to sources.


The most interesting aspect of this journey to TNT is Wayne’s old buddy and neighbor Charles Barkley recruiting him. This is a huge score for TNT. Gretzky will easily be the biggest draw in hockey television coverage in ages.

ESPN is out on Wayne Gretzky, paving the way for The Great One potentially going to TNT as an analyst for its NHL studio coverage, The Post has learned. Gretzky’s role with TNT would be akin to Charles Barkley’s on “Inside The NBA.” If a deal is done, Gretzky, 60, is expected to command in the range of $5 million per year, according to sources. Turner has put the full-court press on for Gretzky by using Barkley, the Great One’s former neighbor in Arizona, as its chief recruiter, according to sources.

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Here’s to seeing Wayne Gretzky in beautiful HD talking about the great game of hockey.

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