Glenn Anderson: playing with Gretzky & Messier 2


The Anderson Series, pt. 2: in an exclusive video interview, Glenn Anderson talks about what it was like to play alongside Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and other star teammates from the great Edmonton Oiler teams of the mid-1980s.

This is the second segment in our series of interviews with Anderson – each clip explores a different aspect of what made him such a great hockey player and what led him to the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame. To see the first segment in The Anderson Series, click here – and to receive the next installment direct to your email inbox, just subscribe to Best Player in the World’s email updates, to the right of this post.

Glenn Anderson was a key member of one of hockey’s greatest teams – the 1980s Edmonton Oilers. With teammates like Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Grant Fuhr, and linemate Mark Messier, Anderson won five Stanley Cups in Edmonton. Anderson finished his brilliant NHL career with over 1100 games, 498 goals and 601 assists, and remains one of history’s top playoff scorers, performing at his best when it mattered most.

Best Player in the World interviewed Anderson at Real Sports in Toronto. We hope you enjoy this clip; share it, embed it, and check bestplayerintheworld.com each week for the latest installment as The Anderson Series brings you insights from one of the best.


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