Wayne Gretzky has branched out into some unforeseen ventures after ending his phenomenal NHL career — such as his foray into making wine! — and the former Edmonton Oilers team captain is taking another left turn with his latest role as host of a YouTube talk show.
In “The Great One-on-One”, the 57-year-old hockey great chats with celebrity hockey fans; the first episode — released earlier this week — featured hockey-loving David Boreanaz of Global‘s “Seal Team”.
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In the latest episode, Gretzky sits down with former “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, who chats about growing up idolizing the St. Louis Blues, how he met many of his childhood heroes and the role that hockey plays in his life these days.
“If you told me when I was 10 years old going to hockey games in St. Louis that I’d be sitting here, right now, talking to [Wayne Gretzky] about [hockey], I would have said ‘get lost!’” declares Hamm, who admits he’s awed to be in the presence of The Great One.
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He also discusses the indignities of being a Blues fan. “The history of being a Blues fan is literally being the other team in everyone else’s awesome highlight,” Hamm quips. “They keep showing that Yzerman goal from the blue line….”
You can watch the entire interview in the video above.