10/11/2014 09:29 EDT | Updated 12/11/2014 05:59 EST

Wayne Gretzky speaks at 1984 Oilers reunion

Wayne Gretzky took the mic to address the crowd at this weekend's reunion of the 1984 Edmonton Oilers, who are celebrating the 30-year anniversary of their winning the first of the team's five Stanley Cups.

Click the video player above to see what the Great One had to say.

Gretzky, the NHL's all-time leading scorer, was joined on stage Friday by teammates including Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, Grant Fuhr, and Paul Coffey.

Gretzky's remarks came on the same night that fans gave a standing ovation to former Oilers owner Peter Pocklington, who has been vilified for trading Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988.