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Photo: Wayne Gretzky vs. Sidney Crosby.

Photo: Wayne Gretzky vs. Sidney Crosby.

Nick Backstrom chooses another odd number. (photo)

Nick Backstrom chooses another odd number. (photo)

Who said The Great One wasn’t tough? (photo)

Who said The Great One wasn’t tough? (photo)

On this day in 1980, Edmonton rookie Wayne Gretzky became the first teenager to score 50 goals in a season, when the 19-year-old first year NHL player scored for the Oilers in a 1-1 tie against the Minnesota North Stars, at Northlands Coliseum.

On this day in 1980, Edmonton rookie Wayne Gretzky became the first teenager to score 50 goals in a season, when the 19-year-old first year NHL player scored for the Oilers in a 1-1 tie against the Minnesota North Stars, at Northlands Coliseum.