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Gretzky named partner, VP of Oilers Entertainment Group

Wayne Gretzky has returned to the Edmonton Oilers.

The Great One has been named partner and vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group. The Oilers made the announcement Wednesday at an unveiling of the refurbished Gretzky statue at the team's new arena, Rogers Place.

"I'm privileged and proud to be back as an Oiler," Gretzky said.

He said the decision followed discussions with his family and with Oilers owner Daryl Katz.

"We felt that this was a really great opportunity for me to get back into the game and to have the chance to do what we all want to do — win a Stanley Cup," Gretzky said.

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