About paths you should take to get to the NHL, and characteristics of an NHL Hockey Star, ex-Edmonton Oilers coach Glen Sather said:
“You know, if there was a superstar that you could take as a genuine role model for every sport, not just hockey but for every sport, I think you’d point to Wayne’s career and say, you know this is the way to do it. You know, you play a great career; you keep your nose clean; you develop a great family; you have your family, your parents around you; you take care of yourself financially; you develop a career when you finish playing; and throughout your playing career, there isn’t a blemish on you. And I can’t think of many people that have ever done anything like that. That may be his best record.”
Glen Sather about Wayne Gretzky, on the Ultimate Gretzky DVD.