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Gretzky becomes NHL's all-time leading scorer

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:32 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 15, 1989

When Wayne Gretzky was only five, he got his first autograph -- from Gordie Howe. Twenty-three years later, Gretzky passes his childhood idol as the NHL's leading scorer.

In his second season with the Los Angeles Kings, Gretzky ties Howe's record of 1,850 with an assist early in the game against his former team, the Edmonton Oilers. Then, with just 53 seconds left in the third period, The Great Gretzky becomes hockey's greatest point producer with a short ...

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