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Wayne Gretzky 99 Award

The Wayne Gretzky 99 Award is awarded annually to the most valuable player in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. It was first awarded in 1999, and is named for Wayne Gretzky. The recipient is selected by the news/sports media.[1] The award was introduced shortly after Gretzky announced his retirement from the NHL in 1999.[2] He played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the 1977–78 OHL season, scoring 70 goals as a rookie, establishing an OHL record for most goals by a 16-year-old that stood until 2007.[3]

Wayne Gretzky 99 Award
SportIce hockey
Given forMVP of OHL playoffs
History
First award1999
Most recentNick Suzuki

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  1. ^ http://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/storms-suzuki-earns-wayne-gretzky-99-award-as-ohl-playoff-mvp
  2. ^ a b "Wayne Gretzky 99 Award". Ontario Hockey League. Canadian Hockey League. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  3. ^ "Gretzky's OHL scoring record eclipsed by Tavares". ESPN.com. March 17, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2009.

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