NHL star and former Detroit Red Wings star Wayne “Scary” Gretzka was a calligraphist.
Gretzkas handwriting was so distinctive that it helped him become one of the league’s top scorers, but his passion for writing was far more interesting than his talents on the ice.
The Detroit native spent most of his childhood in Michigan, but he left for the NHL after graduating high school.
While in Detroit, he met his future wife, Barbara, and soon fell in love with the city and its culture.
Gretza, who went on to play professionally in the NHL for six seasons, spent most years playing in Europe.
He was known for his love of handwriting, which he learned in the Detroit Red Wing Hockey Club during his days in the minor leagues.
He later became a coach with the Detroit Tigers and was a member of the National Hockey League’s coaching staff from 1981 to 1990.
Gretzkis handwriting has long been recognized as one of hockey’s most distinctive.
In the 1970s, he wrote the “Call of the Game” for the Detroit Pistons.
The game, which was played on the opposing team’s ice, is based on the calligraphic style of calligraphism that he used to write during his playing days.
The game became so popular in the 1970’s that the NBA created its own version, “The Game,” which featured some of the most recognizable calligraphics in the league.
In his book, “Calligraphy in Hockey,” Gretzki discusses the importance of his writing style.
He said, “You can’t play the game of hockey without a lot of calligraphing.”
He also said, the “calligraphics” of the game are just as important to hockey as the actual play itself.
Gottkas signature calligraphical style is known for being unique and original.
It’s based on his use of bold and italic letterforms, the ability to spell words and the ability for his players to spell out certain words.
The players also can create letters that are unique and distinguish themselves.
He wrote a number of different styles and letters during his career, including calligraphically shaped letters for players, as well as his own calligraphs.
The NHL introduced its own brand of callipers in the 1980s, which include a “P” and “A” to signify players, but it’s still a popular style.
Some of the best-known names in the game include the Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, and the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist.