The son of ice hockey’s all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzky on Thursday signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs, NHL.com reported.
Trevor Gretzky, a senior at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif., was selected with the 219th pick in the MLB Draft in June. The financial details were not released.
San Diego State Aztecs coach and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn said he did not think money was Gretzky’s motivation, and that he could learn a lot from his legendary father.
"I don’t think money was a factor," Gwynn told the Toronto Sun. "Everyone has a dream to play pro ball.
"Wayne mentioned how he started his pro career as a 17-year-old, how if you work hard enough you can make it. The father is a nice guy. He totally gets it, understands the pro game. And the son is very mature."
As a junior, Gretzky batted .341 with two home runs and 33 RBIs.
The 6-4, 190-pound first baseman told MLB.com in February he fell in love with baseball while his dad was tearing up the ice with the New York Rangers.