Gretzky named partner, VP of Oilers Entertainment Group
Edmonton Oilers alumni, from left, Glen Anderson, Jurri Kurri, Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr attend the unveiling of the Wayne Gretzky statue and Hall of Fame room in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday Oct. 12, 2016. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Wayne Gretzky has returned to the Edmonton Oilers.
The Great One has been named partner and vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group. The Oilers made the announcement Wednesday at an unveiling of the refurbished Gretzky statue at the team's new arena, Rogers Place.
Gretzky spent much of his Hall of Fame career in Edmonton, leading the Oilers to four Stanley Cup titles in the 1980s.
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The NHL's career scoring leader hasn't held an official job in a league front office since he was part-owner, coach and head of hockey operations with the Phoenix Coyotes. He left the team in 2009.
The details of Gretzky's role have not been finalized.