The NHL has officially reached a new milestone with the marriage of its all-time top scorer, Wayne Gretzky, to Gertrude Bell.
The marriage was officially announced at a ceremony at the New York City Hilton Midtown on Saturday.
Gretzky married Bell, who he met while playing for the St. Louis Blues and St. Patrick’s Athletic clubs, on Dec. 19, 1994, in an event attended by a record crowd of 18,527.
The hockey world was blown away by Gretzki’s incredible performance at the ceremony.
He had to be carried from the podium by his parents.
He then went into the back of the venue, where he sat beside the Queen of England and her husband Prince Philip, who was then Prince of Wales.
Gestzky also received a standing ovation from a few thousand spectators who gathered to watch.
The NHL is still looking for a new home for Gretzkys marriage record and he was awarded the NHL MVP award in 1996 for his performance.
The Hall of Fame retired his number 9, which has been retired since 2002.
Gettzky’s wedding record has stood for 25 seasons, and he currently holds the record for most points in a career (23,895) and most goals in a season (25,067).
He currently holds a career-high 14 goals.