Wayne Gretzky teaches grandson Tatum how to play hockey

Paulina Gretzky's son Tatum is showing early signs that he might be the next "Great One." Even though Tatum's father is professional golfer Dustin Johnson, it looks as though his grandfather Wayne Gretzky is making sure that the adorable toddler, who turns one on Jan. 19, is more comfortable holding a hockey stick than a golf club. A little shaky on his feet, Tatum shows off his stick-handling skills in a new video shared on Janet Gretzky's Instagram page.

Passing on his love for Canada's game to Tatum has always been Wayne's grand plan. Speaking with ET Canada shortly after the child's birth, the former Edmonton Oiler admitted that he told Dustin, "I'm going to get him in skates before you get him a golf club," adding, "Dustin thinks he's going to hit golf balls first, but I think he's going to skate first."

In the video, which Janet captioned "#Next99" - a reference to Wayne's iconic jersey number - Tatum watches attentively as his grandfather gives him tips on how to properly hold the stick. And even though he's getting a lesson from a hockey legend, the youngster shoos his Papa away so he can hold the stick himself. Only time will tell if Tatum Johnson will wear his own 99 and skate his way into the NHL.

Photo: © Instagram.com/JanetGretzky

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