Wayne Gret­zky lend­ing his voice to ‘The Simp­sons’

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Hockey le­gend Wayne Gret­zky will be­come the first hockey player to lend his voice to “The Simp­sons,” when he ap­pears in an episode set to air next month.

“Simp­sons” ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Al Jean tells NHL.com that the show was look­ing for “heroes of win­ter” for the Dec. 11th episode “and there couldn’t be a big­ger hockey hero than Wayne Gret­zky.”

Gret­zky, known as “The Great One” in hockey cir­cles, won four Stan­ley Cups with the Ed­mon­ton Oilers be­fore mov­ing on to play for Los An­ge­les, St. Louis and the New York Rangers. The Oilers tweeted out a picture of the car­toon ver­sion of Gret­zky, in which he has four fin­gers on each hand and yel­low skin, just like other “Simp­sons” char­ac­ters.

The league’s web­site says that Gret­zky recorded his role over the sum­mer.

Wayne Gret­zky

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