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Wayne Gretzky Grandson: The Great One Tries To Teach Him How To Handle A Stick

01/13/2016 01:30 EST | Updated 01/13/2016 02:59 EST
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The next Great One has already started his training -- well, sort of.

On Tuesday, Wayne Gretzky’s wife Janet posted a short clip on Instagram showing the Canadian hockey legend trying to teach his grandson Tatum how to hold a stick. But the baby boy, who hasn’t even turned one yet, isn't about to take any advice from his grandpa.


Tatum adorably takes his grandpa's mini hockey stick and then makes a noise of disapproval when Gretzky tries to help him.

Janet also shared a sweet clip of herself getting in on the action with her grandson.

WHY HOCKEY I AM OLD 😂😂😂#anythingfortatum

A video posted by @janetgretzky on


Tatum, who celebrates his first birthday on Jan. 19, is the son of Gretzky’s eldest child Paulina and her fiancé Dustin Johnson.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the little one dig into his hockey roots. Back in October, Janet posted an Instagram video of the then-nine-month-old getting his first taste of the sport. Clearly Tatum is following in his grandfather’s footsteps.


In May 2015, the Great One already predicted that his grandson would be an athlete. In an interview with ET Canada, Gretzky explained how he and soon-to-be son-in-law Johnson, who is a pro golfer, were fighting over which sport Tatum should learn first.

“I said, ‘I'm going to get him in skates before you get him a golf club,’” Gretzky joked. “So we’re already debating, because... I think he’s going to be an athlete.”

Tatum is the Gretzkys only grandchild.

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