Case 1

Gretzky

Played on a variety of hockey teams

WayNE Gretzy - Born 1961 in Brantford, On. Canada
Nicknamed: "The Great One"

 

The NHL retired Gretsky's jersey number (99) league-wide.  He is the only player to received this honor.  Although beloved in Canada, he played for many USA teams. 

The Hockey Hall of Fame waived the usual waiting period so that Gretzky could be inducted upon his retitrement in 1999.  When he retired, he held 61 NHL records!