Wayne Gretzky’s Stick from 1988 Stanley Cup Win Sells for NHL Record $336K at Auction

zach bacharContributor IJune 22, 2024

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 15: Wayne Gretzky speaks onstage during Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront 2024 on May 15, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Discovery)

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NHL legend Wayne Gretzky’s stick that he used during the Edmonton Oilers’ series-clinching win in the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals sold for a record price on Friday.

The stick sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $336,000, setting an all-time record for a game-used NHL hockey stick (h/t ESPN’s Dan Hajducky).

The stick was previously owned by Rick Elaschuk, a longtime employee of the Oilers. Gretzky also signed the stick after securing the first of four total Stanley Cup wins throughout his career.

Per Hajducky, 22 bidders were responsible for 79 total bids on the stick before it was eventually sold. The price of $336,000 surpasses a previous record that also belonged to Gretzky, as the stick he used in his final game sold for $138,600 in 2022.

The 15-time All-Star’s memorabilia also holds the record for the largest amount paid for a hockey jersey, as his final Oilers jersey sold for $1.452 million in June 2022 (h/t Hajducky).

Gretzky dominated throughout the 1988 Stanley Cup Playoffs, amassing 43 points in 19 games. He also recorded 31 assists throughout the postseason run, which stood for several decades as an all-time NHL record before it was broken by Connor McDavid in 2024.



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McDavid and the Oilers will attempt to secure the sixth Stanley Cup win in franchise history by trying to complete an improbable 3-0 comeback against the Florida Panthers. Trailing the series 3-2, Edmonton will try to force Game 7 on Friday night.

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