Today in Sports History: January 13

In 1985, Edmonton Oilers center Wayne Gretzky scored his 400th career NHL goal in his 436th career game against the Buffalo Sabres. In a 5-4 win, Gretzky added two more assists to his career. 

Gretzky is the only hockey player to total over 200 points in a single season, a feat that he repeated four times. Gretzky also won four Stanley Cup Championships as an Edmonton Oiler. 

As the all-time leading scorer in the NHL with 2,857 points and the only player to reach 2,000 career points, Gretzky holds 61 NHL records. This includes the most goals, 894, and assists, 1963. He scored 382 career points in the playoffs and was the leading scorer in six different international tournaments. 

Gretzky won the Hart Trophy, the Most Valuable Player, nine times, the Art Ross Trophy, Scoring Championship, ten times, the Lady Byng Trophy four times, and the Conn Smythe Trophy, Outstanding Player in a playoff) two times. 

Two months after Gretzky retired in 1999, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. This named him the 10th player to be inducted while waving the normal three-year waiting period after retirement. 

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