The Great One is also great at crushing beer.
Wayne Gretzky, now 61, is still partying deep into the night, according to fellow TNT NHL teammate Paul Bissonnette.
“After these broadcasts, we sometimes go to Wayne’s room until 4-5 in the morning,” Bissonnette said on “The Pat McAfee Show” earlier this week.
He’s going to tell me all these iconic stories. My friend, it’s a dream come true and that alone is enough motivation for me to travel here once or twice a week and do the job – just to hear these stories from the greatest hockey player on launch”.
Bissonnette, who played in the NHL from 2009 through 2014 and co-hosted the popular hockey podcast “Spittin’ Chiclets” on Barstool Sports, noted that when he played for the Coyotes he became friends with Gretzky’s sons, Ty and Trevor. They went to Arizona and had huge parties at the family mansion in the Phoenix area every weekend.
“We had home games on Saturday. We’d go to the bar, then go back to his spot. Let’s put it this way: I was hitting an alpha in this spot. The girls were everywhere. It was crazy,” Bissonnette said.
He revealed that Gretsky’s sons “assured him” and told the great that he would help broadcast studio TNT. From there, “Gretsky gave him a kind word.”
“I really have to thank Ty and Trevor for the introduction – and also for helping me lay down,” Bissonnette concluded.