Wayne Gretzky -- Former professional ice hockey player former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for 4 teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, the NHL itself. Known for saying, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Gordie Howe tries to sneak a shot past Joe Daley during a 1971 Sabres-Red Wings game. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) There's so much to look at in this photo: the crowd, how dingy the rink looks, that the players wear no upper-body padding, the goalie wears no mask.